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Denis Donovan <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 08:29:56 -0500
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I would imagine that at least some list members are familiar with the Lincoln-Douglas debates, given the focus on that general period, so I'm hoping someone can point me to the exchange I'm interested in. Here is my *recollection* of the exchange that dates from a good 50 years ago, so it may not be very accurate.

Douglas had just extolled a particular thinker and said something like this: "No man has ever dived more deeply into the fountain of knowledge and learning."

"No," said Lincoln, "nor come up dryer."

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Denis Donovan

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Времена сложные, дураков много.
—  Алексaндр Романович Лурия

These are complex times, many fools around.

Alexandr Romanovich Luria in:
Goldberg, Elkhanon (2001). The Executive Brain: Frontal Lobes and the Civilized Mind.
New York: Oxford University Press, p. 16.

Perhaps Goldberg should have listened to Luria . . .