am not interested in the academic status of what I am doing because my
problem is my own transformation...when people say, 'Well, you thought
this a few years ago and now you say something else," my answer is,
[laughter] "Well, do you think I have worked like that all those years
to say the same thing and not be changed?"
academia, people talk about interdisciplinary thinking and courses and
programs, but Lord help you if you try to make an interdisciplinary
career, unless you are already so high that there is nothing they can
do to you."
with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there
is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof."
--John Kenneth Galbraith