Friedrich Nietzsche, Daybreak:  Reflections on Moral Prejudice. Morgenröte: Gedanken über die moralischen Vorurteile (also could be translated as The Dawn).

Written and published in 1881.

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That which is wonderful in science is contrary to that which is wonderful in the art of the conjurer.  For the latter would wish to make us believe that we see a very simple causality where in reality an exceedingly complex causality is in operation.  Science on the other hand forces us to give up our belief in the simple causality exactly where everything looks so easily comprehensible and we are merely the victims of appearances.  The "simplest" things are very complicated—we can never be sufficiently astonished at them!  

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