Thursday, 22 September 2011

A workable plan is worth more than a million debates (Part 8 of 10)

With the perspective of five centuries, we can clearly see how unrealistic Paracelsus' expectations were.

It was undeniable that he had acquired more knowledge than other physicians; nevertheless, it was chimerical for him to expect his colleagues to make way for truth when innovation undermined their livelihoods and reputations.

Is it not unfair that Paracelsus had to face such a strong resistance? Was his indignation at his ignorant colleagues not well justified?

My point is that these questions are irrelevant because they are based on incorrect assumptions.

To be continued in the next post.


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