Smugness and falseness

Smugness and falseness and sequences of re-adjusting fatalities–and yet so great is the hypnotic power of astronomic science that it can outlive its “mortal” blows by the simple process of forgetting them, and, in general, simply by denying that it can make mistakes.

Charles Fort, New Lands, p338 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).

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