I believe that every college freshman should, upon arriving at the orientation of his campus, hear the following sentence: “Nine out of ten of what we call new ideas are simply old mistakes.” Actually, it would not be a bad idea to post this short sentence over the door to every office in the philosophy department–to say nothing of theology or religious studies–as it would help to avoid much mischief.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
"9 out of 10 of what we call new ideas are simply old mistakes"
Excellent points from JC Sanders. It begins: