Posted by Ali Reda | Posted in | Posted on 12/15/2010
Over time, and sentence uttered long and loud enough becomes fixed. Becomes a truth. Provided, of course, you can outlast the dissent and silence your opponents. But should you succeed - and remove all challengers - then what remains is, by default, now true.
Nothing is absolutely true, because There are too many variables. Too many fields and formulas to consider. We can try, of course. We can inch closer and closer to a revelation. But we'll never reach it. Not ever . . .
It's about concepts. Clever of them. For how does one wage war against a concept?
It is the perfect weapon. It lacks a physical form yet can alter the world around us in numerous, often violent ways. You cannot kill a creed. Even if you kill all of its adherents, destroy all of its writings these are a reprieve at best. Some one, some day, will rediscover it. Reinvent it.
He specifies that you cannot spread wisdom by merely sharing knowledge, but that active learning must take place.
From Codex in Assasin's Creed 2