Auguste Comte Quote

“[When] Men are not allowed to think freely about chemistry and biology, why should they be allowed to think freely about political philosophy?”

~ Auguste Comte

The Positive Philosophy, 1830-40

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marie-pier    8/25/05

Je trouve que c'est bien de penser en toute liberté et par sa propre opinion.

Professor Starobrno, Brno

What a totalitarian thought.

Mike, Norwalk

From a totalitarian's perspective, it makes perfect sense. The reverse is applied politics; when men are not allowed to think freely about political philosophy, chemistry and biology become accepted 'ONLY' within state parameters. Welcome to Amerika.

Robet, St. Emilion, France

With the exception of those who comment on this blog....

Mike, Norwalk

(-; Robet, I like it - hmmm ;-)

Mike, Norwalk

I have a close friend that is a chemist. In his specific endeavor he said he can believe the periodic chart from high school but most everything after that is well - - - um - - - sometimes almost close - maybe? He says any books he gets on his specialty, prior to the 19 hundreds are much more accurate. Then, all the newest advances are kept private by the discovering company.

Patrick Henry, Red Hill

Unholy fear and attendant oppression are legacies of the Fall.

By Virtue, alone, can they be countervailed.

Ronw13, Oregon

Dictates of higher authority, govern closely absolute truth, a sizable payday coupled with a wholesome life style keep the rebels in check. Earthly treasures bind the mouth that would otherwise speak.


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