on the art and
science of acoustic instruments
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Chronicle Books, San Francisco.
Cristiano M.L. Forster
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What is the difference between fact and opinion? A fact is a thing or
an event that people — with different opinions or beliefs — accept as
a real or demonstrable occurrence.
Every civilization encounters moments when it ceases to grow and
develop. The unwillingness to recognize, contemplate, understand, and
assimilate new facts defines the problem: it is always easier to agree
than to dissent.
As a student of history, I have consistently read, studied, and
absorbed original texts and sources. In other words, I avoid
In future installments, I will continue to offer pages from my
manuscript on pivotal subjects that have been discarded, intentionally
ignored, or misrepresented.