Trans: "Let us devote ourselves
to pursuit of the ultimate truth about nature by
studying what we can find around us. Of course we
must respect and value existing theories, but it
is important not to place too much confidence in
them. We should be free from authority and convention
and modest before Mother Nature.
We should investigate books and
articles written by famed scholars. The most critical
thing, however, is to observe nature with unbiased
eyes, experiment with our own hands, honor fresh
ideas gained from natural materials, and nurture
them in a lively environment."
quote from Issues of Japanese
Historical Geology, 1949