Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Food for thought.



  1. Anonymous5:44 AM

    AMEN to that, Mr. Clifford!

  2. Anonymous7:31 AM

    Gee, Mr. William K. Clifford, wasn't too interested in the thoughts, aspirations, and power of the half of humanity not afflicted with a Y chromosome.

    Instead of concerning himself with what constituted piety, he should have been taking a good, long, hard thought about his arrogant assumption that men are the center of his little pathetic universe.

    If this is the William K. Clifford in the wiki article:


    Then I'll give him a tip of the hat for his math.

  3. Anonymous7:36 AM

    Mathematician Charles Sanders Peirce echoed this when he discussed methods of "fixing" belief. Her termed it the "method of tenacity" and showed how futile it was.

    And don't blame Clifford for being a product of his time.

    1. Anonymous11:38 AM

      Women were voting in the the territories of Wyoming from 1869 and in Utah from 1870. Clifford's "time" is hardly a sufficient excuse.

  4. Anonymous12:06 PM

    I may be way off base,but,anyone reading AND understanding the quote would likely be in agreement..........

  5. Anonymous12:21 PM

    There certainly were men of that time that were not so blatantly male-centric. For example, (wiki) in 1866, [John Stuart] Mill became the first person in the history of [the British] Parliament to call for women to be given the right to vote

  6. We need to read books and ask questions beyond what we think we already know--all of us. Otherwise, there's no hope.

    Memento mori


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