Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Saints of the intellect …

… The Gift of the Magi. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

… they had the intelligence to examine honestly the clues the world offered them. They had the wisdom to seek the truth for its own sake, whatever it might prove to be. These are believers in the mind, in other words, who undertook a great expedition because they trusted their thoughts, conjectures, and hypotheses—and refused to shake themselves back into the small thoughts of ordinary life.
And they didn't shape the evidence to fit an ideology.

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