What . Wodehouse is to butlers, what Jane Austen is to eligible suitors, what Cormac McCarthy is to horse carcasses, George . Martin is to soup. But there is one thing he likes to describe even more than soup, and that’s soup served inside of bread. His characters are constantly hacking at loaves of bread and hollowing them into trenchers and then ladling soup into the space made therein. (While I’m OK with the unborn puppies and the snake venom, this is where I balk. Soup should not be served inside of bread.) Martin’s obsession with soup reaches its apogee in A Dance With Dragons , the fifth book in the cycle.
That’s great, but why even mention that? The facts and rules of the sciences are essentially set, as are many of the pathways required to understand and then apply them. Obviously. Those four cousins faced many issues related to attaining their qualifications that were not reasonable however. Perhaps they didn’t notice, but they’d be in a tiny minority if so. In the last 40 years, we’ve been trying to deal with those issues. This sounds like a continuation of that. So what is the issue? Doing nothing different is not an option. Do you not understand that?