Yet again, Chet Raymo:
If you wanted to divide humankind into two categories, none might be more relevant to the present state of the world than 1) those who look to the authority of the past, and 2) those who put their hope in the future.
In the first category are those who give their conceptual and intellectual allegiance to ancestors, holy books, tradition, or venerable prophets. In the second category are the children of the Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment.
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