Saturday, December 06, 2008

Conversations over paper writing

"Yondalla, so why didn't Christians have all the Greek philosophy stuff for a while?"

"Google 'death of Hypatia.'"

A few minutes pass...

"Wow! That's graphic."

"Uhuh."

****
"Yondalla, is it true that all our science and stuff is built on Aristotle?"

"Well, think of it like this. If you were on a treasure hunt and you got a clue, which led you to a clue, which lead you to another clue until finally you got to where you are and that place was not where the first clue led you, would that first clue be a foundation? Probably not, but if you didn't have it you might not have ended up where you are. Aristotle is like that first clue."

"Oh!" Holds head, "This is so confusing!"

****

"Yondalla, how do you spell 'Plato'?"

"P l a t o."

"He was like, important, right?"

"Yes. Like really, really important."

****

"Can you ever really be wrong in philosophy?"

"Yes."

"But how?"

"By being wrong."

"Ooookay..."

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