Monday, April 10, 2017
“Now times had changed, and the inherited wisdom of the past had become folly.”
-Arthur C. Clark, as culled from 2001: A Space Odyssey
Love the quote, but removing it from its context might change its meaning. Here it is in its full context:
Those instincts had served his ancestors well, in the days of warm rains and lush fertility, when food was to be had everywhere for the plucking. Now times had changed, and the inherited wisdom of the past had become folly. The man-apes must adapt, or they must die - like the greater beasts who had gone before them, and whose bones now lay sealed within the limestone hills.