Monday, December 04, 2006

This just in

From a recently rediscovered fragment of a dialogue between Augustine and his son, Areodatus:

Areodatus: Good morning, my father!
Augustine: In your supposed wisdom are you now going to tell me that it would be better had you not been born? Beware that you do not fall into grave error! You must cease this complaining, as the body is wont to do. Set your mind to number. Do you not see that 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377, 610, 987 are numbers and that they permeate the universe from one side to the other? Dare you slander the Lord? God is number, foolish boy!
Areodatus: Yes, father, now I see that what you speak is truth.
Augustine: We must put off any further discussion of this matter until a later time.

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