In the Fourth Century AD
Saint Augustine, who by reason of his profession had expert knowledge of both activities (pornography and philosophy) and made this point forcibly, "There is another form of temptation", he wrote, "Even more fraught with danger. This is the disease of curiosity"!
Philosophy being a particularly extreme form of curiosity is therefore, by its definition and on the highest authority, very wicked. Therein, of course, lies its attraction. Philosophy, being so wicked makes many people feel uncomfortable. It deals with assumptions on which a great many normal and everyday beliefs rest. These assumptions, when examined critically often turn out to be insecure and sometimes nonsensical. People do not like having their assumptions and beliefs examined, it irritates them. That is why philosophy, although being quite as wicked as pornography is not as popular!
In the Fifth Century BC, Euripides wrote,
"Blessed is he who learns how to engage in inquiry, with no impulse to harm his countrymen or to pursue wrongful actions, but perceives the order of immortal and ageless nature how it is structured".
Today, how can we teach our children "Evolutionary Theory" and with all the superstition that surrounding us that it is not some, ‘Far off and away theory’, but a proper scientific theory, which is very personally and emotionally is realizable, just as any strong revelation or emotion in the ‘religious experience’.