Thursday, June 05, 2008

"To be even minded is the greatest virtue. Wisdom is to speak the truth and to act in keeping with its nature" - Heraclitus.

Heraclitus of Ephesus wrote in the 6th century BC and we only have a few fragments left. His writings remind me a little of the book of Proverbs, although most of what he writes isn't so sensible as the above quote. Heraclitus seems to be the first that we know of to use the "Logos" concept that is expanded in John 1. He also seems to have produced something quite near to the evolution meta-narrative in that change is considered a fundamental concept and the universe is claimed to pre-date the gods.

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