Quote for today: “When someone wants badly enough to not know something . . .”

imageThe Deuce by way of a comment to Badder Still: Bad Archaeology at Bad Archaeology, writes:

[Sciencebod is] actually extremely interested in not understanding. Between sciencebod, Bad Archeology, and the reader Dan mentioned who denied there was any image at all, I’m reminded of that story about Galileo’s scientific contemporaries who refused to look in the telescope, or did look and claimed to have seen nothing but smudges. When someone wants badly enough to not know something, their will can overcome their very senses.

Cartoon by Chris Madden. Used with permission.