Monday, April 04, 2011

Root Of Superstition

Chlorophytum comosum[T]he general root of superstition [is] namely, that men observe when things hit, and not when they miss; and commit to memory the one, and forget and pass over the other.

-- Francis Bacon (1561-1626), essayist, philosopher, and statesman, Sylva Sylvarum Century X (1627)

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