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Occasionally I wandered in where I was not wanted and gave truthful answers.
Sometimes I even did it deliberately. A little disruption now can prevent disaster later.

Revisiting your truths

This is a page from the third version of Technopagan Yearnings. There are some formatting differences. Originally published at www.neowayland.com/C1982366546/E20090210152635

Accepting responsibility and doing the honorable thing

I would more easily believe that two Yankee professors would lie than that stones would fall from heaven.
     — Thomas Jefferson in an 1808 letter to Daniel Salmon

We certainly are not to deny whatever we cannot account for. A thousand phenomena present themselves daily which we cannot explain, but where facts are suggested, bearing no analogy with the laws of nature as yet known to us, their verity needs proofs proportioned to their difficulty. A cautious mind will weigh well the opposition of the phenomenon to everything hitherto observed, the strength of the testimony by which it is supported, and the errors and misconceptions to which even our senses are liable. It may be very difficult to explain how the stone you possess came into the position in which it was found. But is it easier to explain how it got into the clouds from whence it is supposed to have fallen? The actual fact however is the thing to be established, and this I hope will be done by those whose situations and qualifications enable them to do it.
     — Thomas Jefferson in a later letter to Daniel Salmon, admitting that he doesn't have all the answers
There are reasons that TJ is one of my personal heroes.

And yes, this is a very big hint to a certain reader.

Posted: Tue - February 10, 2009 at 03:26 PM

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