Averroès (1126-1198), the greatest Islamic Aristotelian, influenced Thomas Aquinas & Maimonides. His statue in Córdova, Spain, photographed in May 2011.

Yep. There were some bright lights back in those days. I’m sure there still are now, but the fundamentalists tend to hog the microphone… This is sadly true in many countries – some pretty close to home. Just got back from Ottawa…


A Sparkling CBC Ideas Series

Malise Ruthven gives below, I believe, a brilliant explanation of the contradictions that face us as a pluralistic society. Though a skeptic regarding religion, he nevertheless thinks that there is a psychic need within humankind, himself included, for the things that traditional religions can provide even non-believers with. Continue reading “A Sparkling CBC Ideas Series”