Understanding = Destroying. [Shestov/ Procrustes]


World’s oldest creature is revealed to be 507-year-old shellfish called Ming – until scientists KILLED it by opening it up to check its age. (1, 2)

Knowing something means destroying it, as Shestov has said (read “Harmonia Philosophica” article).

Understanding something means crushing it so that we can put it into the little boxes we have into our heads.

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The Procrustes (Προκρούστης) is us…

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