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Society's Need of Accepted Values Stressed by Miller

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Men should recognize the values of tradition in society and not rely purely on reasoning, Alexander Miller, associate professor of Religion at Stanford, stated last night.

In the second Noble lecture, he asserted that "man is fundamentally not mind, not organism, but history." The Greek idea of complete dependence on the logic of man's mind is not altogether good, Miller asserted. He felt that references to traditions and old loyalties were just as valuable as scientific reasoning.

Miller suggested that man should not discard reason but restore it within the scope of its limitations. He said we do not always have to have a logical explanation for something but can use what we have learned from ancient societies as guides.

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