“Truth is certainly a branch of morality and a very important one to society.”
- Thomas Jefferson
“Attempts to find a plausible naturalistic explanation of the origin of the solar system began about 350 years ago, but have not been quantitatively succesful, making this one of the oldest unsolved problems in modern science.”
- Stephen Brush, A History of Modern Planetary Physics (Source)
“…avoiding occasions of expense by cultivating peace.”
- George Washington, Farewell Address
The School of Salamanca reformulated the concept of natural law: law originating in nature itself, with all that exists in the natural order sharing in this law. Their conclusion was, given that all humans share the same nature, they also share the same rights to life and liberty. Such views constituted a novelty in European thought and went counter to those then predominant in Spain and Europe that people indigenous to the Americas had no such rights.