Re: virus: Re: Lesson 12

Wade T. Smith (
Fri, 28 Feb 1997 16:45:36 -0500

> Remember where that Aristotelian thinking
>came from at the start of the Renaissance? From Latin texts found in the
>basements of abbys and monasteries during the Dark Ages and re-introduced
>by the church.
>Prof. Tim

I think they were more Latin translations of Arabic texts translated from
the Greek from volumes found in the Near East and Alexandria, found mostly
by merchants and tradesmen, who used the monks as translators. I also think
the monks were mostly paid by concerns other than the church, but I could
be all wrong about all of this.

At any rate, I think the role of the church in the resemination of this
knowledge was minimal at best. Since when is knowledge a matter for a

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