Thursday, April 1, 2010

This Riddle Fooled Aristotle Twice

ἄνδρ’ εἶδον πυρὶ  
χαλκὸν ἐπ’ ἀνέρι 

See his Poetics (1458a) and his Rhetoric (1405b). 

Go figure; it's April 1.

1 comment:

J. K. Gayle said...

I almost posted this from last year's April first entry in the Science section of The Independent:

The equatorial enigma: Why are more girls than boys born in the Tropics – and what does it mean?

"Aristotle once suggested that the sex of a child was determined by the ardour of the man at the time of insemination...."