Thomas Cahill relates (p. 160) that the account of the “Cattle Raid of Cooley“ in the Book of Leinster is followed by a scribal addition in Latin, which is one of the finest texts it has been my privilege to encounter.
I who have copied down this story, or more accurately fantasy, do not credit the details of the story or fantasy. Some things in it are devilish lies, and some are poetical figments; some seem possible and others not; some are for the delectation of idiots.
My boss won’t let me put that on any of my technical reports, so I am adopting it here as the official disclaimer of Idiosophy.
Cahill, Thomas. How the Irish Saved Civilization. Anchor Books, 1995.