Reading Club 2.2 – The Humanities of Science

Sneak peak of the chapter:

«The word “idiot” had its origin in the Greek Idiotes, a private person, a layman, a nonprofessional, unqualified
by nature or nurture for participating in what was then uppermost in the life of mankind—the experiment of political democracy. This term, now sadly debased, might well be recoined to describe our modem scientific idiots —those cultivated men who would avert their eyes from science and recoil from what they would take to be priestly mumbo-jumbo of incomprehensibility surrounding the new growing-tip of civilization, its sciences, and their associated technologies.»

de Solla Price, D.J. (1961). The Humanities of Science. Science Since Babylon (pp. 197-208).

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