Thursday, November 08, 2007


As the early Christians led the Western World, c. 500 AD, into the Dark Ages, they jumped so hard on science that it became a field of gibberish. The best books in the land taught that mice could be “generated spontaneously … from ‘the putrefaction of the earth’; that wasps produce themselves out of dead horses, and bees out of cow carcasses."

Since Christians had banned the scientific method, “even notions that would have been simple to test remained untested…. Pagan thinkers long ago understood the shape of the earth, and even calculated its approximate circumference with only a small error. But Lactantius … called this field of endeavor ‘bad and senseless,’ and proved by quoting the Bible that the earth was flat” (Barbara Walker, The Women's Encyclopedia, pp. 211-212).
thnx to t90 for the foto

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