Post by Hermes (or Herms) on Jun 20, 2018 15:43:39 GMT -5
To give this slightly more context: traditionally 'philosopher' covered anyone who inquires into the nature of things, including natural philosophers, i.e. what we would call scientists; and alchemy is a primitive kind of science. (This use survives in 'Doctor of Philosophy', which is a research degree in any area, not just in philosophy in the modern sense.)
'The difference between the two sides of the schism is that one side puts out fires, and the other starts them' - Klaus Baudelaire.