“The Dikes Will Never Look the Same” (via NT2: Nec Temere, Nec Timide)

Were people complaining about windmills in Holland in the 13th century?  Did they look at the new contraptions and say: “O mijn Gott, what a monstrosity. The dikes will never look the same.”  People are people. Of course, there were complainers. But forward-looking Dutchmen said in response: “No, you don’t understand. These new windmills will help us control water levels between the dikes. Not only that, we’ll be able to grind our wheat into flou … Read More

via NT2: Nec Temere, Nec Timide

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