Knowing more means knowing less ? People in the Middles Ages got clear answers to their questions – but not because they knew more than we do today, it was more because their knowledge has been more limited. Less open questions, more answers. Even their answers might have been wrong or at least incomplete.
Whenever one tries to increase his knowledge he better should be prepared to encounter more new questions than answers to old questions. Knowledge is exploding, our horizon is moving away from us, we start grasping that we actually don’t know a lot. We know that we know nothing. Who said that ? Right, Goethe’s Faust.