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Why Penguins Can’t Fly

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One of the problems Aristotelianism faced in the sixteenth century was that it had become gratuitous. A hot fire dried out a damp cloth because, Aristotelians explained, fire has the quality of dryness and heat. But these were nothing more than descriptive labels. The qualities did not explain how the fire dried the cloth. As Descartes later complained:  Read more

3 Replies to “Why Penguins Can’t Fly

  1. 1
    Mung says:

    Penguins can’t fly because God hates Penguins. (And so does Batman.)

  2. 2
    Joe says:

    Penguins fly through the water. They just choose their fluid carefully…

  3. 3
    Mung says:

    Air is no less fluid than water.

    Are Penguins prejudiced?

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