24 may 2007

Thinking about toxophily, it came to me today why it was that Zeno picked an arrow for his example. When you fire an arrow from a powerful bow, it's first with you, and then upon an instant it appears somewhere else (sproing!), at a distance. Leading inexorably to the question, where was it in between? Was it in between? Yes, in spades, your man decides.
But the question would never have arisen if he'd looked at a runner, because a running man is obviously always somewhere. Greece, it usually was in those days.