It is remarkable how many scientists, philosophers, and other intellectuals have wasted so much of their and their readers’ time in speculating about and trying
Sweet is the lore which Nature brings; Our meddling intellect Misshapes the beauteous forms of things:- We murder to dissect. – William Wordsworth In
Water is H2O, hydrogen two parts, oxygen one, but there is also a third thing, that makes it water, and nobody knows what it is.
The naive but widespread belief is that science and medicine, by finding cures for common diseases, solving the perennial problem of hunger, and protecting us
A common tendency of new social movements, religions, and other dogmas is that they create a myth to explain and interpret events, whether past, present, or
A common mistake made by authors of fiction, in particular inexperienced authors, but even by some who are renowned, is to attribute to one of