He Said That? 9/7/16

From Carl Sagan (1934–1996), American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist, author, science popularizer, and science communicator in astronomy and other natural sciences, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark (1995):

One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.

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One response to “He Said That? 9/7/16

  1. Evolution. The lesson “science” never learns… the lie that fuels modern “progress”. Bamboozled indeed Mr. Sagan.

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