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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.

“The Dark Ages...How Dark Were They, Really?: Crash Course World History #14”

“John Green teaches you about the so-called Dark Ages, which it turns out weren't as uniformly dark as you may have been led to believe. While Europe was indeed having some issues, many other parts of the world were thriving and relatively enlightened. John covers European Feudalism, the cultural blossoming of the Islamic world, and the scientific and artistic advances in China, all during these "Dark Ages." Along the way, John will raise questions about the validity of Europe's status as a continent, reveal the best and worst years of his life, and frankly state that science and religion were once able to coexist.”

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NeoNote — Mostly

It means I watch for the exceptions where neither IS nor IS NOT applies. It means our understanding is limited by our perception and assumptions at the moment.

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“Science commits suicide when it adopts a creed.”

Science commits suicide when it adopts a creed.
— Thomas Huxley
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Discovering odd scraps

Science is always discovering odd scraps of magical wisdom and making a tremendous fuss about its cleverness.
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Without

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
— Albert Einstein
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In art…

In science, if you don't do it, somebody else will. Whereas in art, if Beethoven didn't compose the 'Ninth Symphony,' no one else before or after is going to compose the 'Ninth Symphony' that he composed; no one else is going to paint 'Starry Night' by van Gogh.
— Neil deGrasse Tyson
for Juliaki, remembering the baker's dozen of arguments we had over this.
Humans can create. We can make something that wasn't there before.
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Understand

Magic's just science that we don't understand yet.
— Arthur C. Clarke
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Quarter Moons and Semi-Truths

When someone starts talking about THE truth, it's to exclude the thoughts and ideas they find uncomfortable.

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Environmentalism crusade

I don't call myself an environmentalist any more. Environmentalism is a political movement masking itself as a moral and possibly religious crusade. Ecology is an actual science that studies the connections, interrelationships, and trade-offs that different organisms make to survive and thrive.
     — NeoWayland
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Tired old battles

Science and religion are still fighting their tired old battles for control of the world - a cheap wrestling match which has long since ceased to interest any but the most deeply hypnotized marks.
— Peter Lamborn Wilson from “Chaos, Eros, Earth, and Old Night”, Gnosis № 33 Fall 1994
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Truth behind the curtain

Invoke science as an unquestionable authority and someone will show the truth behind the curtain. That’s the nature of science.
— NeoWayland
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Sunfell Tech Mage Rede Nine Words Serve The Tech Mage Best Keep What Works Fix What’s Broke Ditch The Rest

A narrow slice of life, but now and again pondering American neopaganism, modern adult pagans & the World.

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