If we were to follow the judgments of the predetermined mind, who would be left alone and without a teacher? Not only would it be so with those who know the sequences (of knowledge and feeling) and make their own selection among them, but it would be so as well with the stupid and unthinking.…Read more Chuang Tzu on Knowledge, Clear Thinking and Monkeys
The choice between being open to learn, or closing the door to knowledge.
"But now in our time, we may say - and we are hearing and seeing, also - that the scholars, ulama, who came before our time were stronger than we are; they could understand more than we do. Yes, it is so. Therefore, our writers or thinkers can do only a translation from their books,…Read more Scholars, Sufis and Diamonds…
Except from Carl Sagan's, “The Demon-Haunted World”, "Science and Hope". "For me, there are four main reasons for a concerted effort to convey science-in radio, TV, movies, newspapers, books, computer programs, theme parks, and classrooms - to every citizen. In all uses of science, it is insufficient - indeed it is dangerous - to produce…Read more Carl Sagan: Science and Hope