The wise men of the ______ wrote many works about nature, but not one account among them remained unaltered and firmly established, for the later account always overthrew the preceding one. As a consequence, there is no need for us to refute their words: they avail mutually for their own undoing. – Saint Basil the Great

The original word here in the blank was Greeks but I’ll leave it up to the readers to fill in whatever else they feel appropriate as the case may be…..