Spice Quotes (2 quotes)
An old writer says that there are four sorts of readers: Sponges which attract all without distinguishing; Howre-glasses which receive and powre out as fast; Bagges which only retain the dregges of the spices and let the wine escape, and Sives which retaine the best onely. A man wastes a great many years before he reaches the sive stage.
It feels unacceptable to many people even to think of having a cosmology based on science. They see fanciful origin stories as spicing up the culture. Aspects of many origin stories can enrich our understanding of the scientific picture, but they cannot take its place.