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Dan Goodman's prediction and politics journal.

Wednesday, August 13, 2003

Tuesday August 12, 2003. "Moral certainty is always a sign of cultural inferiority. The more uncivilized the man, the surer he is that he knows precisely what is right and what is wrong. All human progress, even in morals, has been the work of men who have doubted the current moral values, not of men who have whooped them up and tried to enforce them. The truly civilized man is always skeptical and tolerant, in this field as in all others. His culture is based on 'I am not too sure.'" H. L. Mencken. http://refdesk.com

Notice Mencken's certainty about this.

I got farther ahead on "The Caterpillar on the Leaf" by taking out a chunk of it. That chunk will be another story, tentatively titled "Some Their Gold, and Some Their Gear, and Some Their Maidenhead".

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