Thursday, May 26, 2011

quote for the day/non-mathematical quote

"Men think epilepsy divine, merely becaue they do not understand it. But if they called everything divine which they do not understand, why, there would be no end of divine things." - Hippocrates of Cos
This is Cos where Hippocrates lived and worked; are those Greek arches or later roman add ons?
As I've pointed out, the Hebrews and Greeks were the first to use the new alphabetic language(outside of the Phoenicians); and, so it's kind of interesting to see what they say about, everything. 
Hippocrates was the first to say that diseases were naturally caused; and, what does he say about the belief in gods?  That they are algebraic 'X's standing for "I dont know."  Anything that is not known must be 'of the gods' and 'divine' or godly.  God(s) are a vague concept to explain away what's not known.

1 comment:

  1. Acts 17:28-30 "as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring. . . Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device."