Permission to Play

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Social, artistic and scientific progress as well as technological advance are most evident where the ruling culture and ideology give men and women permission to play, whether with ideas, beliefs, principles or materials. And where playful science changes people’s understanding of the way the physical world works, political change, even revolution, is rarely far behind.

― Paul Kriwaczek, Babylon: Mesopotamia and the Birth of Civilization

 

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