Knowledge is Magic

[Perhaps] knowledge is born when memory and opinion find stillness.

Plato, Phaedo, 96b.

ἐπιστήμη (Greek): Knowledge. From ἐφίστημι: to set, establish, to institute. English “stand” from root – στη- (pronounced ‘stay’).

Knowledge may be the attempt of a stagnant pool in the midst of a running stream; an impossible possibility that takes all our energy to mentally create day after day, night after night. We trust it because it appears to stay the same, as long as our body is impervious or numb to the running currents swirling all around us, from above, from below, and all the way through. Knowledge is magic because it is not possible; it is magic because it is not impossible. It is always magic nonetheless.

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