It seems to me

It seems to me that the exclusionists are still more emphatically conservators. It is not so much that they are inimical to all data of externally derived substances that fall upon this earth, as that they are inimical to all data discordant with a system that does not include such phenomena–

Or the spirit or hope or amibition of the cosmos, which we call attempted positivism: not to find out the new; not to add to what is called knowledge, but to systematize.

Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned, p. 45 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).

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