31 JAN 2012 by ideonexus

 We Know Too Much About the Wrong Things

In science, attempts at formulating hierarchies are always doomed to eventual failure. A Newton will always be followed by an Einstein, a Stahl by a Lavoisier; and who can say who will come after us? What the human mind has fabricated must be subject to all the changes—which are not progress—that the human mind must undergo. The 'last words' of the sciences are often replaced, more often forgotten. Science is a relentlessly dialectical process, though it suffers continuously under the nec...
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The Library of Alexandria was "both symptom and cause of the ossification of the Greek intellect."