Saturday, October 17, 2015

Daily Dose

From Critical History and Miscellaneous Essays and Poems, Volume Two, by Thomas Babbington Macaulay


"We are confident that the world will never go back to the solar system of Ptolemy; nor is our confidence in the least shaken by the circumstance, that even so great a man as Bacon rejected the theory of Galileo with scorn; for Bacon had not all the means of arriving ay a sound conclusion which are within our reach, and which secure people who would not have been worthy to mend his pens from falling into his mistakes."

From Von Ranke

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