Sunday, January 28, 2007

Empiricism and superstition

This week's Musing is an excerpt from my just published novel Valentine: A Love Story. In that book, I describe a time in the classical world when a scientific revolution was struggling to be born. It was too soon. The circumstances were not yet right. The forces of supernaturalism were still too strong. In another time (the 16th and 17th centuries), and another place (Europe), the seeds that were planted in Pergamon, Alexandria, and other centers of ancient learning would finally come to fruition.

Click on Anne's Sunday offering to enlarge. For those who have come recently to Musings, Anne is my sister, who communes with her own computer in a sweet sun-powered adobe house on a secret mesa in the Southwest.