Monday, June 28, 2010

Science historian cracks "the Plato code"

28 Jun 2010

A science historian at The University of Manchester has cracked “The Plato Code” – the long disputed secret messages hidden in the great philosopher’s writings.

Plato quoted:

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”

“If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things.”

“Ignorance: the root of all evil.”

“Only the dead have seen the end of war.”

“The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.”

“Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.”

Jay Kennedy:

Dr Jay Kennedy has degrees from Princeton and Stanford. He worked at the University of Notre Dame and Cambridge University before moving to the Centre for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine at the University of Manchester. Before becoming a teacher, he worked on the oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, in Tokyo as a translator, and in Baghdad at the National Computer Centre.

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