Mon, 20 Sep 1999 11:14:25 EDT
In a message dated 9/20/99 10:19:24 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> Lucretius, Rome's most distinguished philosopher-poet,
> >who lived from 95-55 B.C., said that:
> > "...since infinite space stretches out on all sides, it can
> > be in no way considered that this is the only heaven and
> > earth created... ...we must realize that there are other
> > worlds in other parts of the universe, with races of differ-
> > ent men and different animals... ...don't be frightened by
> > the novelty of an idea..."
What an amazing quote. It is so perceptive that I have trouble believing it.
How in the world did he get it so right, and then have it forgotten for about
2 millennia? I would have liked to meet the man.
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