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Contempt Prior to Investigation Plaque
Contempt Prior to Investigation Plaque

Herbert Spencer Quote Plaque

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Contempt Prior to Investigation Plaque

This quote first appeared in a story in the First Edition of Alcoholics Anonymous on page 380. The quote began the story "An Artist's Concept":


"There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignoranceóthat principle is 

contempt prior to investigation."

Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, Appendice II, Spiritual Experience, pg. 568

The story was dropped from subsequent editions and the quote was moved to appear at the end of Appendix II called "Spiritual Experience". This would be on page 570 in the Third Edition and on Page 568 in the Fourth Edition.

Spencer was a very widely known English philosopher, scientist, theologin during the 1800's. He was also among the creators of the field of sociology. He was among the greatest minds of Victorian England.

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Material: Alder Wood

Please note: These are laser engraved plaques.  Text and graphic contrast are subject to the natural characteristics of each individual piece of wood. Yours will be a one-of-a-kind - unlike anyone else's in the world! We do not utilize color fill techniques to increase the darkness/contrast of the engraving - opting instead to allow the beauty of each piece of wood to bring into being a special and unique piece of art for you to treasure for years and years.

All plaques are "key-holed" on the back for mounting on the wall. Or, they can be displayed on a table, desk or shelf with one of our Plaque Display Easels.

Other plaque sizes are readily available.  Custom plaques are our specialty! Please call with your requests.

Made in the USA.

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