[Sca-cooks] weird question - honey fast???

Terry Decker 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
> Adamantius

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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