Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures
Mary Baker Eddy

CHAPTER 10 - Science of Being

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CHAPTER 10 - Science of Being

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we
have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands
have handled, of the Word of life, . . . That which we have seen
and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship
with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with
His Son Jesus Christ. - John, First Epistle.

Here I stand. I can do no otherwise; so help me God! Amen!
- Martin Luther.

(Materialistic challenge)
In the material world, thought has brought to light with great rapidity many useful wonders. With like activity have thought's swift pinions been rising towards the realm of the real, to the spiritual cause of those lower things which give impulse to inquiry. Belief in a material basis, from which may be deduced all rationality, is slowly yielding to the idea of a metaphysical basis, looking away from matter to Mind as the cause of every effect. Materialistic hypotheses challenge metaphysics to meet in final combat. In this revolutionary period, like the shepherd-boy - with his sling, woman goes forth to battle with Goliath.

(Confusion confounded)
In this final struggle for supremacy, semi-metaphysical systems afford no substantial aid to scientific metaphysics, for their arguments are based on the false testimony of the material senses as well as on the facts of Mind. These semi-metaphysical

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