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Joseph Glanvill

Joseph Glanvill (1636–1680) was an English writer, philosopher, and clergyman. Not himself a scientist, he has been called "the most skillful apologist of the virtuosi", or in other words the leading propagandist for the approach of the English natural philosophers of the later 17th century.

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... stories Ligeia and A Descent into the Maelström contain epigraphs ascribed to Glanvill ... Aleister Crowley's book "Diary of a Drug Fiend" opens with a direct quotation from Glanvill ...

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    The belief of our Reason is an Exercise of Faith, and Faith is an Act of Reason.
    —Joseph Glanvill (1636–1680)

    It is indeed typical that you Earth people refuse to believe in the superiority of any world but your own. Children looking into a magnifying glass, imagining the image you see is the image of your true size.
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