[Sca-cooks] weird question - honey fast???
t.d.decker at worldnet.att.net
Mon Aug 11 19:30:09 PDT 2008
> addressing the fact that bees _are_ animals, a point which has been
> mentioned repeatedly by several people here. The reader must conclude you
> are either unaware of this fact (which seems unlikely) or are positing
> that medieval Europeans were unaware of it (which is more likely, but
> still not definite
Aristotle, Pliny and Dioscorides refer to bees as animals, IIRC. Their
works contain a number of very solid observations and a number of errors of
interpretation. The probability that Medieval Europeans did not consider
bees animals is rather low in my opinion.
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