Peter Webb wrote: > "Daryl McCullough" <email@example.com> wrote in message > news:firstname.lastname@example.org... > > Stephen Montgomery-Smith says... > > > >>I don't think Aquinas's argument over whether angels can occupy the same > >>space should be seen as having much to do with religion - rather I see > >>it as Aristotlean thinking taken to extremes. The question he poses, > >>and answers, bears no reality to anything, neither to an atheist nor to > >>a theist. Only the most ardent Aristotlean is going to be interested. > > > > I'm not sure about that. I think Aquinas's argument was a premature > > venture into Fermi and Bose-Einstein statistics. > > And here was me thinking he was developing infinitesimals, and hence > Calculus. > > He certainly had a knack for questions.
He also was interested in the question of whether an angel that starts at point A and ends up at point B must pass through points between A and B; so I guess he was an early topologist as well.