Saturday, 17 October 2015

Gullibility, Old and New.

Given that ancient astronomers had a reasonable understanding of the cosmos, it strikes me as likely that mediaeval theologians didn’t really believe that the heaven they envisaged was somewhere up in the sky. That being the case, I wonder why they encouraged the view that angels had wings. Could it be an early equivalent of Big Pharma trying to convince the gullible that expensive medication is the answer to all the world’s ills?

A mediaeval angel

A distant relation

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