THE ASYMMETRY OF THE CYCLE CF LIFE 165
Were it to-day a new scientific discovery that “ two and two make four,” its truth would be challenged !) But by such negations the fundamental truths of the science of stereo-chemistry are also impugned, as well as the asymmetrical carbon atom. In short, when the efficacy of the enzyme treatment of cancer is questioned or denied, the constitution of the visible universe is condemned.
“Sooner or later a conviction may dawn upon investigators that the laws governing animal development lie deep, and that to discover them we must also take wider and more comprehensive views of our problems. Moreover, it should not be forgotten that little things, like a few stray ganglion cells, may hide an all-important story, and that here, as elsewhere, in the apparent exception itself the key to the mystery often lies concealed.”