April 17, 2005
Science is the most ponderous means of gathering human knowledge; it is not surprising, then, that it has not caught up, in extent, to the other domains.
Given this fact, science is not unjustified in its disapproval of the more eager modes of learning, as its disagreement often resides--if not on correctness--on a very sound prudence.
Because of this prudence, science can be both astonishingly naive and dull in comparison to its homologues, as well as possessing the power to cut their legs out from under them with an untouchable finality.
No wonder it is both hated and revered.