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?
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.
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. 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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“If you cannot write well, you cannot think well, and if you cannot think well, others will do your thinking for you.”