University of Puerto Rico

“By definition, now, there is no learning, because truth is dismissed as an old-fashioned superstition. Instead … there is perpetual ‘research’ on anything and everything. In virtue of the Parkinson’s law, the professional historian must keep on publishing. Whiteside’s monument to Newton, like Wren’s masterpiece for St. Paul, will soon be hidden by towering concrete hives of new bureaus and new slums.”—Truesdell (1984, p. 292): “An Idiot’s Fugitive Essays on Science”.