Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Ancients Saw The Problem Clearly. The "New Atheists"? Not So Much.

Interesting philosophical post contains this gem from Democritus:

Intellect: “Color is by convention, sweet by convention, bitter by convention; in truth there are but atoms and the void.”

Senses: “Wretched mind, from us you are taking the evidence by which you would overthrow us? Your victory is your own fall.”

1 comment:

Warren said...

It's pretty depressing that our civilization's philosophical sophistication has gone backwards since the time of Democritus.... And I thought it was conservatives who wanted to "turn back the clock"!