“Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat.”

"Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat." Irish monks worship the sun.

"Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat." A diagram from Theory of Heat by James Clerk Maxwell.
John Morley’s book Voltaire is the source of the quote>>

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