« When the corpus of our knowledge
is but an amalgam of errors and
admixtured; when ripened
ignorance and many a
century have sown their
seeds deep -
discernment becomes prohibitive.
Tenure proves nothing.
Reverence and beliefs of
yore are nought but
Doubt is the armament of the sage, and should
the sage wish to opine wisely,
doubt leads him to inquiry. »
- Sophie Germain (1776-1831)
[The stock image is in public domain, painted by Auguste Eugene Leray]