frauenfelder — 2013-07-23T18:22:54-04:00 — #1
mag_pie — 2013-07-23T21:38:39-04:00 — #2
That music makes me want to go back and re-watch some BSG.
jhbadger — 2013-07-24T09:28:48-04:00 — #3
My favorite bit of ancient stupidity is that Aristotle wrote that flies had 4 legs and people believed that unquestioned for a millennium. Yes, spontaneous generation of geese from trees or maggots from meat seems silly, but at least they had some observations to support them -- saying flies have four legs is just sloppy observation. Look at a fly. Count the legs. Not four.
knackfloh — 2013-07-24T16:46:32-04:00 — #4
count again! Flies have four legs and two arms, or do you clean your head with your feet ?
chenille — 2013-07-24T16:57:20-04:00 — #5
Except Aristotle never said flies had four legs the way we use those terms; a less superficial look at what he wrote on the subject finds it entirely reasonable.
frauenfelder — 2013-07-28T18:23:03-04:00 — #6
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