Re: Patriarchy: Re: What Matriarchy?
Stuart Yeates (email@example.com)
7 Aug 1996 07:05:51 GMT
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Stephen Barnard (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
: An "attempt" to discover something doesn't amount to success at discovering
: it. Aristotle had an amazing blind spot: He was either ignorant of or
: comtemptuous of the experimental method. His writings are full of howlers
: that a simple experiment can refute.
I beg to differ.
You suggest that because Aristotle didn't use experimental method, he
was either ignorant of it or comtemptuous of it. There are other
possibilities which you don't allude to. The one is that he left
it for others to do, another is that he believed that all useful
theories (in a given field) could be derived without it, thus
making it redundant.
Please don't post unqualified, unsupported claims of ignorance or
comtempt to alt.pagan (and if you didn't mean to post to alt.pagan,
please check the Newsgroups: line).
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