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Ayres, C.E. I believe in atoms, molecules, and electrons, matter of heaven and earth, and electrical energy its only form. I believe in modern science, conceived by Copernicus and borne out by Newton, which suffered under the Inquisition, was persecuted and anathematized, but rose to be the right hand of civilization as a consequence of the fact that it rules the quick and the dead. I believe in the National Research Council, the communion of scientists, the publication of discoveries, the control of nature, and progress everlasting. Amen.