They did great things in the Middle Ages, though.
The 12th century philosopher and mathematician Averroes actual did a lot of good work and was a great influence on western philosophy (in a good way). He would not stand a chance today.
For starters, they wouldn't have much use for this nice statue of him in Spain:
posted on 09/07/2013 2:56:30 PM PDT
by Dr. Sivana
(There's no salvation in politics.)
To: Dr. Sivana
The 12th century philosopher and mathematician Averroes actual did a lot of good work and was a great influence on western philosophy (in a good way).
Aquinas called Averroes "the perverter" of philosophy. Also, the view that everything Aristotle ever said was unquestionably true and unsurpassable, seems to come from Averroes. That wasn't a healthy attitude for philosophy. Averroes founded the idea that there are two different kinds of truth: religious truth and truth of secular science. That's a pernicious doctrine which is seeing some revival today (think evolutionism.)
posted on 09/07/2013 10:19:50 PM PDT
by Ethan Clive Osgoode
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