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‘But knowledge, other people’s knowledge, does inevitably modify what it touches. Remember the legend of Psyche, whose child, if she told about her pregnancy, would be mortal, whereas if she kept silent it would be a god.’
This quote stood out for me, too, when I read it. It is true that once knowledge is let out into the open it takes on a life of it's own. Perhaps it should? Perhaps it shouldn't? Conundrum.

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