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ironman2012

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Chinese
Hi,

The point is that knowledge in general and science in particular does not consist of abstract but of man-made ideas, all the way from its beginnings to its modern and idiosyncratic models. Therefore the underlying concepts that unlock nature must be shown to arise early and in the simplest cultures of man from his basic and specific faculties.

(This comes from FOREWORD of The Ascent of Man - Bronowski.)

I don't know how to parse the blue part.
The concepts must be shown that
1. they arise early
2. they arise in the simplest cultures of man
3. they arise from his basic and specific faculties?

Thanks in advance!
 
  • sound shift

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    English - England
    It means that the underlying concepts that unlock nature must have arisen early, must have arisen in the simplest cultures and must have arisen from man's basic and specific faculties.
     
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