power domination, for laissez-faire Darwinism, for international economic chaos, for revolution and conflict."
Most of these new orders and Utopias are more or less rearrangements of old conceptions, essentially political, devices for securing change for an individual or a group or a people. That is, they are based on who shall control and how. We still suffer from the idea of rule by divine right. The future of the world belongs to those who realize that they are but advanced simians who can devise or make possible a way of life that is natural, that is organic.
Walter B. Cannon envisions a time when the body politic, the men
who constitute the population of this globe, may so regulate their internal affairs that they too may live in harmony. "The Wisdom of the
Body" is such that within our own skins diverse colonies of cells bathed in common fluids manufacture all that is needful for the life of man and regulate themselves and their activities so that he can live and function under great range of external physical conditions. This doctrine of biocracy, of control based on biological principles, working and sharing for the good of all, as do the elements that make up our individual bodies, he again preached in his address as retiring president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Philadelphia, December 27, 1940,--an elaboration of the idea first set forth by him in 1932 in the epilogue of his book, "The Wisdom of the Body".
March 28, 1941
"The greatness of the British Empire is based, you may say, on English sportsmanship, English endurance, English guts, and the incorruptibility of English judges. All that is true, but there is a greater reason: the greatness of the British Empire is based on the English lack of cerebration. The lack of cerebration, or insufficient cerebration, produces moral strength. The British Empire exists be-