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The remark on Gould is very cryptic. What did Gould describe as an idola fori? The piece itself? -- Jmabel | Talk 23:18, Mar 12, 2005 (UTC)

I agree. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Ulrich kinbote (talkcontribs) 27 July 2006.

Given that two of us cannot understand it, I've brought it here: "The paleontologist and essayist Stephen Jay Gould has commented on this Borges story, citing it as an example of Francis Bacon's idola fori or idol of the marketplace, noting that Borges was familiar with and admired Bacon's works." If anyone knows what this is about, can explain it better, and thinks it is relevant, please write a clear version in the article. - Jmabel | Talk 04:17, 31 July 2006 (UTC)