Part of why dead men and their ideas are kept alive and revered is so that some of the living can make their living there from.
It can be noted that for those of the City seeking the time and space to pursue new age, higher spiritual matters, the proper defense against the negative vibrations of their neighbors not so involved is a smile, a kind word, and a 44 magnum. (In the City, half way measures will only get you half way.)
Those engaged in intergalactic, inner species travel, should always carry their Beaver Card.
In the land of 3-D, time does not cure everything; for even should you store it deep, keep it cool, and long let it lay, polyester will not ripen into silk. (But do remember that it IS only 3-D stuff that is impossible in 3-D-land.)