The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

9 May 2007

So predictable, these humans

G. K. Chesterton, anticipating 2007, way back in 1920:

For the modern world will accept no dogmas upon any authority; but it will accept any dogmas on no authority. Say that a thing is so, according to the Pope or the Bible, and it will be dismissed as a superstition without examination. But preface your remark merely with "they say" or "don't you know that?" or try (and fail) to remember the name of some professor mentioned in some newspaper; and the keen rationalism of the modern mind will accept every word you say.

(Via Dawn Eden.)

Posted at 11:32 AM to Almost Yogurt

Yep, I read that in some study somewhere.

Posted by: Jeffro at 8:08 PM on 9 May 2007