Romanticize Quotes (2 quotes)
The real purpose of scientific method is to make sure Nature hasnt misled you into thinking you know something you dont actually know. Theres not a mechanic or scientist or technician alive who hasnt suffered from that one so much that hes not instinctively on guard. If you get careless or go romanticizing scientific information, giving it a flourish here and there, Nature will soon make a complete fool out of you.
We do live in a conceptual trough that encourages such yearning for unknown and romanticized greener pastures of other times. The future doesnt seem promising, if only because we can extrapolate some disquieting present trends in to further deterioration: pollution, nationalism, environmental destruction, and aluminum bats. Therefore, we tend to take refuge in a rose-colored past ... I do not doubt the salutary, even the essential, properties of this curiously adaptive human trait, but we must also record the down side. Legends of past golden ages become impediments when we try to negotiate our current dilemma.