Today’s post out of the past is a piece of lighthearted entertainment. Two seventeenth century astronomers of note discuss the merits of shovelling manure.
If your philosophy of [scientific] history claims that the sequence should have been A→B→C, and it is C→A→B, then your philosophy of history is wrong. You have to take the data of history seriously.
John S. Wilkins 30th August 2009
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