Greek mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher in Egypt.

How about that! Never knew there was a female philosopher! 
Hypatia 
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10 thoughts on “Greek mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher in Egypt.

  1. I lament any one calling themselves Christian, committing acts of unnecessary violence. But I’d like to point out that she died in 415AD. We’re not reading about a lot of Christians involved in murder and violence in the modern era, unless we’re talking about the Westboro Baptists and abortion clinic bombers, and no real Christian believes those people are really Christian. But if we are going back that far, how many Christ-followers does it take to bloody a Roman colosseum? (see also Hebrews 11:36-37) In the story, it follows that Jews were killing Christians as well (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypatia) Seems like everybody is killing everybody and just picking a name to do it in, for an excuse. From the wikipedia article: “Scholasticus closes with a lament: ‘Surely nothing can be farther from the spirit of Christianity than the allowance of massacres, fights, and transactions of that sort.'”

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      1. Sorry, not judging, in this particular instance, just reading & observing history… I didn’t write the Christian Bible, but, having read it, I can attest there are any number of examples in there of the very same sort of bigotry & ignorance… It continues in modern times; I refer you to the Westboro Baptist Church, who would have gleefully joined in such an event….

        So, yeah, fuck it, and them…

        Everybody judges; how else would you decide whether or not to get up in the morning? The trick is to not let the phrase ‘judge not, etc.’ become a platitude. “Before you judge, educate yourself.” — Seneca, I believe… In other words, know what you are judging.

        gigoid, the dubious

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