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  Monday, May 26, 2003

Thinking back to the discussion at Vanderbilt led by Weinberger and AKMA,  and the debate that arose over the nature, role, status,  and value of "the expert",  I was just thinking about the way the Church leaders of Luther's day looked at him and his use of "printing" as a channel to circulate his views.  They immediately procalimed the printing press as "evil" because it allowed "just anybody" to be heard by a larger public than they as "official leaders" had gained over the centuries.  The Church had,  in conjuntion and cahoots with the crown,  a mponopoly on the "truth" and the "education" of the day,  and so wielded enormous power.  Read more in Some Peasant Monk      

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