Never read any Kant - about the extent of my knowledge of him is that he's
credited with being the first to suggest the galaxy is disc-shaped. But, in
fact, it was first suggested by a lesser-known Englishman, Thomas Wright. I
used to live next door to his observatory, and for OM content, here's a pic:
From: andrew fildes <afildes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 02 February 2002 01:56
Subject: Re: [OM] alcohol; retro cameras
>>Thanks Roger. I only remember about 2 or 3 things from reading Immanuel
>>Kant, and one is the rejection of the Ontological Proof (of God's
>>existence) in which he said something like "If I have a thought that there
>>might be a thaler in my pocket, it doesn't mean I am going to find one
>>there." Kant's one and only joke, as far as I know.
>Depends on whether it's a perfect coin, or not.
>(His other joke was his name, of course).
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