Monday, August 13, 2012

Word for the Day: Palingenesia

"Plato's assertion of cosmic cyclicity exercised a strong influence on Greek, and later Roman thought. It was taken to the logical extreme by the Stoics, who believed in the concept of palingenesia -- the literal reappearance of the same people and events in cycle after cycle, an idea that strikes most people today as utterly sterile and repugnant."

-- From About Time by Paul Davies, Simon & Schuster, New York, 1995, pg. 29



Today's word for the day is brought to you by the letter Mittens and the number Pauly.

I woulda said the number Zombie-Eyed Granny Starver, but I'm not sure I can count that high.

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