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converse: ([xkcd] - just applied psychology)

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Location:United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
"No wise man," says Linnaeus, "will dare any longer to say that those are doing no good and wasting their time, who by collecting mosses and flies contemplate the wonderful works of the Creator and teach us how to turn them to their appointed use." In the meantime you may consider how much care and solicitude are daily employed in collecting the words of persons in authority, or a scholar or a learned man, or in noting and subtly explaining the acts of kings, even the smallest and those of no importance, and then you will decide whether a simple and pure investigator of science, a candid admirer of the divine work, should be rightly disdained by those who delight to exalt the meere deeds of mortals or the imperfect monuments of literature and art, and to worship none but the lords of the earth.

- Louis Tulasne
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