Sunday, December 06, 2015

The "Enlightenment"

"The term 'Enlightenment' is an ideological term with no utility in studying the structures of reality. But it has great utility in shutting off debate and preventing inquiry into questions about 'progress' or the roles and limitations of the natural sciences. It purports to describe that era when western civilization freed itself from the 'dark ages.'" -- Fritz Wagner

3 comments:

  1. I guess the Renaissance never happened.

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    1. My Mom used to tell me, "If you have nothing intelligent to say, don't say anything at all."

      I guess some people have never heard that.

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Euphemisms II

It's not just abortion where these euphemisms bug me either. I think it is sometimes OK to euthanize your pet, but... you did not "...