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When Loopholes Overtook Merlons

Imagine you are an archer in the service of a medieval castle in, say, the year 1100.

When arrows and random projectiles started hurtling your way you duck behind a merlon and only step out from behind it to launch your own arrows.

And therein lay the problem: in order to do that you step into the line of fire. This, sadly, proved the end of many a castle archer.

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Critical Thinking

In ancient Greece, there really was no codified body of knowledge. People taught what they experienced, and what they observed.

An then Aristotle came along, and he knew everything, and he wrote about literally everything.

The problem was that Aristotle meant well, but he was wrong most of time.

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