Frasi di Anassimandro
Data di nascita: 610 a.C.
Data di morte: 545 a.C.
Anassimandro è stato un filosofo greco antico presocratico e il primo cartografo.
„[Anassimandro] ha detto… che principio delle cose che sono è l'infinito… donde le cose che sono hanno la generazione, e là hanno anche il dissolvimento secondo la necessità. Infatti esse pagano l'una all'altra la pena e l'espiazione dell'ingiustizia secondo l'ordine del tempo.“
„There cannot be a single, simple body which is infinite, either, as some hold, one distinct from the elements, which they then derive from it, nor without this qualification.“
Context: There cannot be a single, simple body which is infinite, either, as some hold, one distinct from the elements, which they then derive from it, nor without this qualification. For there are some who make this (i. e. a body distinct from the elements) the infinite, and not air or water, in order that the other things may not be destroyed by their infinity. They are in opposition one to another — air is cold, water moist, and fire hot—and therefore, if any one of them were infinite, the rest would have ceased to be by this time. Accordingly they say that what is infinite is something other than the elements, and from it the elements arise. As quoted in Physics by Aristotle, as [http://www.classicpersuasion.org/pw/burnet/egp.htm?pleaseget=14 translated by John Burnet]
„The Earth is cylindrical, three times as wide as it is deep, and only the upper part is inhabited. But this Earth is isolated in space, and the sky is a complete sphere in the center of which is located, unsupported, our cylinder, the Earth, situated at an equal distance from all the points of the sky.“
As quoted in "Science Attests the Accuracy of the Bible" in The Watchtower (1 October 1980)