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John Chuckman

COMMENT TO AN ARTICLE IN THE GUARDIAN

 

Even very intelligent men sometimes say and do stupid or dangerous things.

We are not pure rational brains stuck on top of a body, but intelligent creatures with residual qualities in our make-up from reptiles to murderous chimpanzees.

History is full of examples of brilliant men making statements that were best forgotten.

From Einstein talking about “the Old One” and “God not playing with dice” to lifelong slaveholder Thomas Jefferson writing about freedom and rights.

These words of Noam Chomsky just add a contemporary example.

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