Monday, March 16, 2015

Another Brief Statement of the Obvious

There are four chief obstacles to grasping truth, which hinder every man, however learned, and scarcely allow anyone to win a clear title to knowledge: namely, submission to faulty and unworthy authority, influence of custom, popular prejudice, and concealment of our own ignorance accompanied by ostentatious display of our knowledge.

                        - Roger Bacon (1266)

1 comment:

Marco Parigi said...

Yes. Obvious - Help me reveal my own ignorance, Please!