Serpens Cauda Sua [sic] Comedens

“The great irony of the attempt of modern hubris to control human life for its own good by scientific means will be that as these means grow more powerful and invasive, so will the inability to define the human good toward which its Promethean wisdom strives. Those who doubt it should meditate on the increasingly fractured universe of discourse in our age on what is good, true, and beautiful.”

Read the rest here.


One Response

  1. Frankly, I’m somewhat amazed that the original piece at Touchstone Magazine has this grammatical error in the Latin! It ought to be Serpens caudam suam comedens. As written the thing is ungrammatical.

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