But anyway, on to Pensées: there's some real gems scattered amongst the fragments. These hastily jotted thoughts were intended to form the never completed Apology for the Christian Religion, and with that purpose in mind, consider the following;
"When we do not know the truth of a thing, it is of advantage that there should exist a common error which determines the mind of a man, as, for example, the moon, to which is attributed the change of seasons, the progress of diseases, etc...
... For the chief malady of man is restless curiosity about things which he cannot understand; and it is not so bad for him to be in error as to be curious to no purpose".
- Pascal, Pensées, I.18