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).

I’m beginning to modify that

I’m beginning to modify: that, at a distance from this earth, gravitation has more effect than we have supposed, though less effect than the dogmatists suppose and “prove.” I’m coming out stronger for the acceptance of a Neutral Zone–that this earth, like other magnets, has a neutral zone, in which is the Super-Sargasso Sea, and in which other worlds may be buoyed up, though projecting parts may be subject to this earth’s attraction.

Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned, p. 243 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).

The power of exclusionists

The power of exclusionists lies in that in their stand are combined both modern and archaic systematists. Falls of sandstone and limestone are repulsive to both theologians and scientists. Sandstone and limestone suggest other worlds upon which occur processes like geological processes; but limestone, as a fossiliferous substance, is of course especially of the unchosen.

Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned, p. 68 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).

I now have a theory

I now have a theory that the Pyramids were built by poltergeist-girls. The Chinese Wall is no longer mysterious. Every now and then I reconstruct a science. I may take up neo-archaeology sometime. Old archaeology, with its fakes and guesses, and conflicting pedantries, holds out an invitation for a ferocious and joyous holiday.

Charles Fort, Wild Talents, p1033 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).

We shall have an outcry of silences

We shall have an outcry of silences. If a single instance of anything be disregarded by a System–out own attitude is that a single instance is a powerless thing.

Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned, p286 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).