Just in case we haven’t

“Fundamental challenges to disciplines tend to come from outside. It is customary for

students to be introduced to their fields of study gradually, as slowly unfolding

mysteries, so that by the time they can see the subject as a whole they have been so

thoroughly imbued with conventional preconceptions and patterns of thought that they

are extremely unlikely to question its basic premises.”

 

Martin Bernal

Black Athena vol. I

(New Brunswick NJ 1987), p. 3

 

“The scientific spirit requires a man [and woman] to at all times readily dump his

whole cartload of beliefs, the moment experience is against them.”

 

Charles Sanders Peirce

Collected Papers of Charles Sanders Peirce vol. I

Charles Hartsbourne, Paul Weiss, eds.

(Cambridge MA 1960), p. 24

 

(H/T Charles Ginenthal, Pillars Of The Past, Vol 3, p.567)

About Louis Hissink

Retired diamond exploration geologist. Trained by Western Mining Corporation and polished by De Beers.
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