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Deceived by Fraud, Insulted by Fiction

by Zoot Rollo

November 7, 2016

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“…. if the eyes of the spectators have sometimes been deceived by fraud, the understanding of the readers has much more frequently been insulted by fiction. Every event, or appearance, or accident, which seems to deviate from the ordinary course of nature, has been rashly ascribed to the immediate action of The Diety; and the astonished fancy of the multitude has sometimes given shape and colour, language and motion, to the uncommon fleeting meteors of the air.”

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Edward Gibbon, Decline and Fall of The Roman Empire Vol 2, Ch 20.

For The Deity read Global Warming and you see our problem.

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