Re: virus: Re: Lesson 12
Thu, 20 Mar 1997 09:35:29 -0600 (CST)

On Fri, 28 Feb 1997, Wade T. Smith wrote:

> > 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
> church?
> ;-)

Having seen some 'glorious' examples of students who got A's by having
drastically inaccurate models of reality, I sometimes conclude that
[hopefully isolated] departments of universities have nothing to do with
knowledge, either ;)

/ Towards the conversion of data into information....
/ Kenneth Boyd