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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Gene Wolfe on Greek Genius

Food for thought.

In his 1990 essay, Secrets of the Greeks, author Gene Wolfe concludes:

Greece was, in short, so full of geniuses because it had no solitary geniuses. Each idea and every action had to withstand the probing questions of interested bystanders who could bring writers and philosophers, artists and architects, generals and statesmen to book. It made those people very careful, and it forced them to think. I recommend it to you, just as from time to time I recommend it to myself.

And I recommend it to the "movement" and to the HBDers. Imagine!  If the "movement" was full of activists who were careful and would think - actually think - it may well lose the scare quotes and become a genuine Movement.  And the HBDers, following the same precepts, can go from being pathetically dogmatic fraudsters to serious race scientists.  Not much chance of either happening.

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