"I think of Spinoza, perhaps the most rigorous (or at least the most rigor-loving) philosopher in history, who chose to turn down an appointment at Heidelberg University to continue grinding the lenses whose dust would kill him."

@lrhodes You neglected to share the fabulous first line!: "When I worked as an orderly at an Arizona heart hospital, I heard more corpses fart than I’d care to mention."

@rusty I try not to quote anything from the first five paragraphs so it looks like I read a lot of the post I'm linking to.

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