Monday, December 22, 2014

Ptolemaic Sciences

Youth of delight! come hither
And see the opening morn,
Image of Truth new-born.
Doubt is fled, and clouds of reason,
Dark disputes and artful teazing.
Folly is an endless maze;
Tangled roots perplex her ways;
How many have fallen there!
They stumble all night over bones of the dead;
And feel—they know not what but care;
And wish to lead others, when they should be led.
- William Blake, "The Voice of the Ancient Bard"

2 comments:

FreeThinke said...

"And wish to lead others, when they should be led."

Ah yes! Those would be the fools who rush in where angels fear to tread, I suppose.

Certainly the hallmark of modern "liberalism," which I would prefer to call "Interventionism."

Thersites said...

Their "activists" apparently never meet with their "thinktivists".