Sunday, October 04, 2009

(k)no(w) (k)no(w) ...

“I would have every man write about what he knows, and no more than he knows, not only in this but on all other subjects. For a man may have some particular knowledge or experience of the nature of a river or a fountain, who otherwise knows no more than what everybody knows. Yet he will undertake, in order to circulate this little scrap of knowledge, to write a book on the whole science of physics. From this fault spring many great abuses.”

(Michel de Montaigne, “Of Cannibals.”)

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