“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.”
Aristotle has been a featured guest on a previous Gems of Wisdom, but there’s so much this man has done that there is still plenty to talk about!
For instance, Aristotle is credited with the earliest study of formal of logic and his ideas dominated Western logic until mathematical advances took over in the 19th century (roughly 2,000 years after his death!) His idea was that deductions follow from premises; one needs solid premises in order for the conclusion to logically follow. Now, this might seem obvious now but we have to realize how significant this was at the time.