Friday, February 15, 2008
Life of Hypatia
Not too long ago I mentioned reading Cosmos by Carl Sagan, one part that I found fascinating was the early history of astronomy. The shit people figured out by observing the skies and taking really good notes just amazes me. One of the sadder stories was of Hypatia, which I think is a beautiful name, a scientist, teacher and philosopher and was the last great to work out of the Great Library of Alexandria. The sadness comes when she is killed by an angry mob of christians. Why I mention this again is because UTI mentions that the life of Hypatia may soon be made into a movie, with a hotty in the lead role no less. So a big thank you to UTI for bringin this to my attention. Thanks guys!