Alec Nevala-Lee

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What difference would there be between the reading of an opus in which all the mechanics of the universe were expounded, and study of the universe itself? Almost none: we would still be able to understand only a portion of that great book; and should the impatience and curiosity which rule us—and so frequently interrupt the course of our observations—introduce disorder into our readings, our knowledge would become as fragmented as they are; losing the chain of inductions, and ceasing to perceive previous and subsequent relations, we would soon have the same gaps and the same uncertainties.

Denis Diderot, “Encyclopedia”

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April 3, 2018 at 7:30 am

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