"Columbus sailed out to find a Western route to the Indies; he failed and after repeating his voyage three times to prove that he had reached the Indies, he died in shame. Still, Columbus did not merely blunder into America."
Michael Polanyi, Personal knowledge: towards a post-critical philosophy, pt. 3, chap. 10, sec. 5 ((London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1962 ), 310).