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The blind leading the blind

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The idiom can be traced back to the Upanishads, late Vedic Sanskrit texts of Hindu philosophy written around 800 BCE, which form the foundations of Hinduism. During the time of Augustus (27 BCE – 14 CE), Roman lyric poet Horace wrote Caecus caeco dux (“the blind leader of the blind”). Later, similar expression appeared several times in the Bible, in the gospels of Matthew, Luke and Thomas. In Outlines of Scepticism, Greek philosopher Sextus Empiricus (160 – 210CE) compares ignorant teachers and blind guides, writing “Nor does the non-expert teach the non-expert—any more than the blind can lead the blind.”

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