A Quote by Henry Havelock Ellis on children, fiction, pleasure, and science

Even the most scientific investigator in science, the most thoroughgoing Positivist, cannot dispense with fiction; he must at least make use of categories, and they are already fictions, analogical fictions, or labels, which give us the same pleasure as children receive when they are told the "name" of a thing.

Henry Ellis (1859 - 1939)

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