-- Camille Verlet, a.k.a. Meister Gödel, in Weaponized Metaphysics.
-- Manfred C., a.k.a. Meister Cantor, on the Small Hat Incident.
Authors: Sand, A. et al. (1973)
Few accounts remain of scholarly behaviour and interactions in their ancestral environment. A sharp decrease in the availability of niche nootopes in modern society has proved efficient in containing, then exhausting the original population, thanks to the ongoing effort of public health authorities [1,2].
Yet, it is known that a residual strain persists in what we may, for all practical purposes, characterize as intellectual wilderness: philosophical squats, itinerant salons and, allegedly, substrata in our largest conurbations [3-7].
To further our understanding of such deviances, we tasked multiple graduate fellows with field investigations. Human losses were kept to a minimum in the process of refining our methodology, and we now have a preliminary model of the target genus, its overarching drive to elaborate on Truth or Beauty, and the surprising variety of ties that develop within and between its communities.