Via Opinion & Kommentar:
The Aarhus Interpretation : A lecture given at The Danish Neuroscience Center (DNC) on may 28TH 2010 by author and philosopher Erwin Neutzsky-Wulff:
Working on the tenth floor of a building doesn’t necessarily mean that you have any idea what is going on in the basement or how or when it was constructed. Of course, when it’s burning, you may take a sudden interest in the location of the fire-escapes.
Also, if you’re a window-cleaner, you may be more aware of what floor you’re on. In science, the window-cleaners are those who work on the frontiers of science.
In a way, they’re always half in and half out of the building. They are also more likely to fall off or to discover a crack in the concrete.
When the crack becomes wide enough, the building will fall, and down comes the window-cleaner, bucket and all. It’s called a scientific revolution, and like most revolutions, they are nice to dwell upon in speeches at faculty dinners.