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    Default Thomas Jefferson: Freedom [is] the First Born Daughter of Science

    Your proposition, however, for transplanting the college of Geneva to my own country, was too analogous to all my attachments to science, & freedom, the first-born daughter of science, not to excite a lively interest in my mind, and the essays which were necessary to try it's practicability.
    --Thomas Jefferson
    source:From Revolution to Reconstruction: Presidents: Thomas Jefferson: Letters: THE GENEVA ACADEMY

    Jefferson seemed to think of Freedom as the "first-born daughter of Science."

    What do you guys think about this notion?

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    If I understand it correctly I agree.

    But science 200 years ago and now are two different things.

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