The best way to teach that one should be suspicious of everything one holds dear is through the study of brilliant people of the past, who, by modern standards are so wrong, and where it is easy to see that their errors were the result of cultural biases of their day.

Stephen Jay Gould (1941-2002) American paleontologist, geologist, biologist
In Charles Petit, “A Thinker Who Delights in Discredited Theories,” San Francisco Sunday Examiner & Chronicle (14 Feb 1993)
Added on 20-Apr-09 | Last updated 20-Apr-09
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