"A forbidden writing is thought to be a certain spark of truth,
that flies up in the face of them who seek to tread it out."
Sir Francis Bacon
(1561-1626) Philosopher, British Lord Chancellor
The Advancement of Learning, 1605
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 -- Ronw13, Oregon      
I've heard an old saying, something to the effect; the further away a specialist is, the greater his expertise. The ultimate conclusion is somewhat similar to the above quote. Such is unknown until it is accurately and thoroughly vetted. A forbidden writing may or may not contain a certain spark of truth.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Some discoveries -- particularly those that empower the individual -- are kept 'secret' in order to profit from them. Servitude is a racket, handed down throughout human history. The mastery of servitude is to convince the slaves they are serving God's purpose, to even love and defend their servitude. Thus the primary work in the search for Truth is routing out lies and ripping down veils. Empowerment of the individual threatens the powers-that-(should-not)-be. Secrets about electrical energy production, natural cures for cancer, solar cycles, and even the power of the mind -- the goal is to cause a knee-jerk reaction in the populace to disparage any challenge to the 'order' imposed on body, mind and soul. However, I do believe that silently people with a desire to know seek out and discover. Perhaps we are witnessing the next Renaissance, in which millions will posses the knowledge and understanding that liberates and empowers us. The lesson continues... ;-)
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    The truth and I have an agreement. I am always on its side, and it is always my side.
     -- Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown     
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