09 November 2012
Rend Asunder Conditions of Belief
"...the implication that science, values or ethics, and art are distinguishable from other forms of human activity because they impose order on anarchic experience, is entirely unacceptable. When any human being speaks a sentence, he creates order and imposes it on experience; and when he puts two sentences together he creates a world. The mark of greatness is not the ability to create order. Anybody
can do that, and does it all the time. Most people rarely do anything else. The mark of greatness is the ability to rend asunder the patterns and ideas of order which his environment has transmitted to a man and conditioned him to believe."
Morse Peckham in some journal reviewing some book some years ago.
Posted by Douglas Storm