It is a great satisfaction to have been singled out for the recognition you have given me today. It is especially so because it comes from men who have had the same aspirations, who have been doing the same kind of thinking and have been striving toward the same end as myself. Such efforts have been based on an accumulating and shared fund of knowledge and are stimulated by the writing, the addresses, the debates, and especially by the personal discussions that develop at these meetings. When any one person honestly contemplates his own part in such widespread activity he should be filled with humility.
Almost no progress in science has been made without the effort, the deliberation, and the investigation of many, except in a limited number of fundamental discoveries. Even Darwin's work in evolution, for instance, was foreshadowed by that of Mendel, Wallace, and a good many others.
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