Help with a Humbolt quote

English translation: Hilfe mit Humboldt-Zitat

10:28 Feb 19, 2010
German to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Science (general) / Quote by Wilhelm von Humboldt
German term or phrase: Help with a Humbolt quote
I am translating a brochure for a German Universtiy, and need help with a translation for this quote: "Überhaupt lässt sich die Wissenschaft als Wissenschaft nicht wahrhaft vortragen, ohne sie jedesmal wieder selbstthätig aufzufassen, und es wäre unbegreiflich, wenn man nicht hier, sogar oft, auf Entdeckungen stoßen sollte." Many thanks in advance.
Marci Warner
Germany
Local time: 04:20
English translation:Hilfe mit Humboldt-Zitat
Explanation:
"Indeed, science cannot truly be lectured as such, without comprehending it on its own merits, and it would be inconceivable if here one were not to stumble, even quite often, upon discoveries."
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andres-larsen
Venezuela
Local time: 23:20
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Many thanks! I appreciate the help very much.
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Hilfe mit Humboldt-Zitat


Explanation:
"Indeed, science cannot truly be lectured as such, without comprehending it on its own merits, and it would be inconceivable if here one were not to stumble, even quite often, upon discoveries."

andres-larsen
Venezuela
Local time: 23:20
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PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Many thanks! I appreciate the help very much.

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