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Old 03-04-2013, 10:20 PM   #2268
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Originally Posted by La literatura View Post
It's my assertion that you passed along a picture of a quote that someone made up, which not only mischaracterizes ancient Greek thought, but completely invents up a quote in order to advance some agenda.

If you have a problem with what I did, which was politely explain why that was wrong, then you probably just have a problem with historical accuracy and the truth. It has nothing to do with a god of the gaps concept or anything you want to pretend I'm arguing.

It's a summation of a passage of text attributed to Hippocrates regarding epilepsy. You can complain that the pic didn't contain the original Greek text but it's a petty, meaningless complaint. It's fairly obvious that the passage contains the same argument against assigning divine cause to poorly understood phenomena that Neil deGrasse Tyson referenced in his "god of the gaps" comment.
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