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August 23, 2018

Darwin's Details


Science (and the devil) is in the details.

…The subject may appear an insignificant one, but we shall see that it possesses some interest; and the maxim “de minimis lex non curat,” does not apply to science.

- Charles Darwin, The Formation of Vegetable Mould

Compare and contrast:

  1. De minimis non curat lex - “The law does not notice or concern itself with trifling matters.”

  2. Lex non curat de minimis - “The law is not concerned with matters of least consequence.”

- Black’s Law Dictionary of Legal Maxims



 

 
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