Re: virus: Saints re:blind atheism

Sodom (
Tue, 09 Dec 1997 14:22:06 -0500

Marie Foster wrote:

> David McFadzean wrote:
> >
> > At 08:33 AM 12/8/97 -0800, Marie Foster wrote:
> >
> > >Lets see if anyone can come up with anything more than dead white
> guys.
> >
> > How about Hypatia of Alexandria?
> >
> She is on my list. I have others. I do not see the preponderance of
> white males as any plot. However, I do contend that like thinking has
> driven us in particular ways. Evolution of idea and society will tend
> to take the easiest route... (Probably a more elegant way of saying
> that.)
> I remain hopeful that as we continue to explore the mysteries of the
> physical world, we will start to see more wholeness. Part of my
> objection to *dead white guys* has to do with the disjointed
> incrementalism of western thought.
> Marie

Yea, there is no doubt, that as westerners (most of us I would
guess) we are missing many possible saints. I would support the concept
of taking special care to consider the accomplishments of a World, not
just westerners. I'm sorry but I am not aware of as many non Western
philosophers, sceintists or free thinkers as I should be. Seems an
important flaw in my education.