Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World Revisited (1958) commences thus:
The soul of wit may become the very body of untruth. However elegant and memorable, brevity can never, in the nature of things, do justice to all the facts of a complex situation. On such a theme one can be brief only by omission and simplification. Omission and simplification help us to understand — but help us, in many cases, to understand the wrong thing; for our comprehension may be only of the abbreviator’s neatly formulated notions, but not of the vast, ramifying reality from which these notions have been arbitrarily abstracted.
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Freedom of Inquiry should be our most precious value, it seems, because no other value carries within it the necessity — and the instructions — to inquire further: Why is this my highest value? Why should this be our world’s highest commitment?
Because it instructs itself to monitor itself and transform itself ??
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