News to Me

In the most recent episode of Arrow, Cayden James, the show’s current main antagonist, tells his followers:

The Presocratic philosopher Thales of Miletus, known as the father of science, believed that for any event there was a natural cause, even if we couldn’t see it; and he thought that with perfect knowledge, man could control anything – everything.

Um … citation needed?

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3 Responses to News to Me

  1. David Gordon November 12, 2017 at 2:26 pm #

    These claims about Thales won’t hold water.

  2. Irfan Khawaja November 13, 2017 at 10:52 am #

    A D’oh! lbach moment.

  3. D. F. Linton November 22, 2017 at 7:59 pm #

    Physics-literate TV viewers have had to roll their eyes at “technobabble” for years now. I suppose, “philosobabble” was the logical next step.

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