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    There is no physical science, inasmuch as all truth 24proceeds from the divine Mind. Therefore truth is not No physical sciencehuman, and is not a law of matter, for matter is not a lawgiver. Science is an emanation of 27divine Mind, and is alone able to interpret God aright. It has a spiritual, and not a material origin. It is a divine utterance, — the Comforter which leadeth into all truth.

30    Christian Science eschews what is called natural science, in so far as this is built on the false hypotheses that matter is its own lawgiver, that law is founded on material con128128:1ditions, and that these are final and overrule the might of divine Mind. Good is natural and primitive. It is not 3miraculous to itself.

    The term Science, properly understood, refers only to the laws of God and to His government of the universe, 6Practical Scienceinclusive of man. From this it follows that business men and cultured scholars have found that Christian Science enhances their endurance and 9mental powers, enlarges their perception of character, gives them acuteness and comprehensiveness and an ability to exceed their ordinary capacity. The human 12mind, imbued with this spiritual understanding, becomes more elastic, is capable of greater endurance, escapes somewhat from itself, and requires less repose. A knowl15edge of the Science of being develops the latent abilities and possibilities of man. It extends the atmosphere of thought, giving mortals access to broader and higher 18realms. It raises the thinker into his native air of insight and perspicacity.

    An odor becomes beneficent and agreeable only in pro21portion to its escape into the surrounding atmosphere. So it is with our knowledge of Truth. If one would not quarrel with his fellow-man for waking him from 24a cataleptic nightmare, he should not resist Truth, which banishes — yea, forever destroys with the higher testimony of Spirit — the so-called evidence of matter.

27    Science relates to Mind, not matter. It rests on fixed Principle and not upon the judgment of false sensation. Mathematics and scientific logicThe addition of two sums in mathematics must 30always bring the same result. So is it with logic. If both the major and the minor propositions of a syllogism are correct, the conclusion, if properly 129 129:1drawn, cannot be false. So in Christian Science there are no discords nor contradictions, because its logic is as 3harmonious as the reasoning of an accurately stated syllogism or of a properly computed sum in arithmetic. Truth is ever truthful, and can tolerate no error in 6premise or conclusion.

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