Quartz is upon the index prohibitory of science

Quartz is upon the ‘index prohibitory’ of Science. A monk who would read Darwin would sin no more than would a scientist who would admit that, except by the ‘up and down’ process, quartz has ever fallen from the sky. …It’s as epicurean a distinction as any ever made by theologians.

Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned, p118 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, 1974).

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