Monday, January 8, 2018

Our ability to reason is rooted in the tradition of philosophy and science that began with Greek thinker Thales of Miletus who initiated a shift in thinking from mythos to logos with his theory that everything originates from water, and who according to tradition predicted a total solar eclipse that ended a war because everyone thought that the Gods were angry. 

Thales Eclipse stops a battle
(May 28, 585 BC)

Join us in celebrating Thales Day on May 28, the day of the Eclipse of Thales and the day most commonly associated with the beginning of rational inquiry into nature. With an outset in the intellectual foundation upon which our modern world is built Thales Day aims to encapsulate and inspire our pursuit of human flourishing and our continued quest for shared principles that enable constructive dialogue and mutual understanding.