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By Lois N. Magner

I skimmed this booklet for heritage info, and used to be inspired that Magner's didn't interpret and choose historical background on a latest technological know-how foundation, yet particularly awarded and evaluated each one scientist as he handled the data he had, answering the questions offered to him by way of the tradition within which he lived. Magner additionally did rather well explaining clinical rules to me -- a slightly scientifically proficient, yet non-science significant.

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Even woman was a secondary production, being created from the souls of habitually cowardly and criminal men. With more wit than compassion for the predecessors from whom he had borrowed so much, Plato wrote that "harmless but light-witted men, who studied the heavens but in their simplicity supposed that the surest evidence in these matters is that of the eye" were turned 30 Chapter 1 into birds. Men who had no use for philosophy were transformed into fourlegged beasts. Creatures that lived in the water were derived from the most foolish and stupid of men, that is, from philosophers like Anaximander who speculated about men evolving from fish-like ancestors.

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Certainly, Alexander was more interested in war and conquest than in philosophy, but he did remember his old tutor well enough to send back reports and specimens of peculiar animals found in exotic places during his triumphant military career. , at the age of 50, Aristotle returned to Athens and established his own school, called the Lyceum. Unfortunately, political turmoil soon ended this productive and relatively serene period. When Alexander died, Athens rebelled against Macedonian rule. " After a year spent in exile at Chalcis, the philosopher died.

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