“[The early 19th century] featured the spread of an intellectual movement … [that portrayed] Western history as a perpetual struggle, if not an outright ‘war,’ between science and religion, with progress linked to the victory of science and the consequent retreat of theology. Such movements always need whipping boys and legends to advance their claims. … How could a better story for the army of science ever be concocted? Religious darkness destroys Greek knowledge and weaves us into a web of fears, based on dogma and opposed both to rationality and experience.”
…nting, in other words, they didn’t dare because they didn’t know how to do painting. Dear Rachichi, it is not enough to be a master in your job, you must be wise. You can’t wait for the natural reaction from the people who don’t know what they do. According to them, your work has no value. Don’t present your work to the ones who know nothing. Don’t discuss your work with them.