Thanks for this, you are spot on ,they have a very similar way to speak ( and possibly think ! )
"If we capitulate to superstition, or greed, or stupidty we can plunge our world into a darkness deeper than time between the collapse of classical civilization and the Italian Renaissance."
That's happening right as I am typing. Those 3 elements are rife in today's world, to an extent that is truly amazing.
End of rant,back to music , now I will try to answer your question concerning Gould....