Who is/was Vascavus?

I’m still play­ing with my quo­ta­tions data­base. I have a per­fect­ly love­ly item that I’d like to include, but I can’t find any infor­ma­tion at all about the author, “Vas­cav­us.” I’ve Googled and searched oth­er­wise. The only place I find that name is in one guy’s quo­ta­tions file and as a .sig line anoth­er guy uses in a web forum. It does­n’t appear in any book dig­i­tized by Google or list­ed by Ama­zon. It isn’t in any­thing indexed by Google schol­ar or any of the oth­er search engines I’ve tried. Wikipedia does­n’t know him.

Oh — the quo­ta­tion is: “His­to­ry shows us that when reli­gion and sci­ence have a scuf­fle, reli­gion either is rein­ter­pret­ed, backs down, or is destroyed.”

Any clues? Pret­ty please?

ThinkExist.com?

Has any­one ever reg­is­tered suc­cess­ful­ly at ThinkEx­ist? I’ve tried many times, with dif­fer­ent address­es, and nev­er received even one con­fir­ma­tion mes­sage. I’ve also tried using their con­tact form many times, with no response. I final­ly tried con­tact­ing them via their domain reg­is­tra­tion address today.

Google says I’m not the only one who has expe­ri­enced this prob­lem, but I’m not find­ing a whole bunch of com­plaints, either.

Quotations and WordPress Plugins

I love quo­ta­tions, an out­growth of my love for words and the writ­ten word in par­tic­u­lar. I’ve col­lect­ed an aston­ish­ing num­ber of them over the years, but I nev­er got around to doing much with them. The ones that are already on this site are a very tiny sam­ple.

I’ve spent a lot of time late­ly col­lect­ed all the var­i­ous text files of quo­ta­tions from my hard dri­ve, wed­ding out dupli­cates, and try­ing to ver­i­fy or iden­ti­fy sources.1 Since my brain has­n’t exact­ly been work­ing at a peak lev­el with the whole flu what­sis plus insane pollen lev­els in Atlanta, this project has been a nice, no-crit­i­cal-think­ing-required time filler.
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