But of course, that sort of thing is easy to judge in retrospect. And as much as it is true that groundbreaking inventions may have appeared ridiculous to the powers that be, this does not mean that everything that looks ridiculous is automatically a hidden treasure just unrecognized. Still, a Renaissance requires some experimentation, and that means you end up with a few Frankensteins along with your Rembrandts and Shakespeares.
And besides, in the Reformation, it was all about taking it to the people. Don't you think that if Martin Luther or William Tyndale could've tapped into something as popular as the cereal market, that they would have put Bible verses on the back of Cheerios boxes?
Do you think a "course" in Renaissance literature through cereal boxes is an idea that's gone soft in its milk, or does it have the fiber and vitamins to go the distance?
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