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To: IronJack
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:


46 posted on 09/07/2013 2:56:30 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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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.)

62 posted on 09/07/2013 10:19:50 PM PDT by Ethan Clive Osgoode (<<== Click here to learn about Evolution!)
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