6-7-20 Talk Notes: Learning, Forgetting and Learning Again

“Jesus Christ belonged to the true race of prophets. He saw with open eye the mystery of the soul…Alone in all history, he estimated the greatness of man. One man was true to what is in you and me. He saw that God incarnates himself in man, and evermore goes forth anew to take possession of his world.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Today, everyone knows everything: with only a quick trip through WebMD or Wikipedia, average citizens believe themselves to be on an equal intellectual footing with doctors and diplomats. All voices, even the most ridiculous, demand to be taken with equal seriousness, and any claim to the contrary is dismissed as undemocratic elitism.”
Thomas Nichols: The Death of Expertise