‘A Profound Ignorance of Nature’

What did it mean to be a person in the Middle Ages who had a ‘profound ignorance of nature’? Neil deGrasse Tyson recently commented about how the word ‘disaster’ was ‘prescientific’ and pertained to a time when ‘misfortune was commonly blamed on cosmic events’. This was illustrated by the famous image of people standing amazed… Continue reading ‘A Profound Ignorance of Nature’