Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Fact of the Day: King of Cosmos

An old king in what is now present-day Spain, named Alfonso X of the Kingdom of Castile was quite known for his knowledge of astronomy. Alfonso was a Christian himself, but he did admit that the universe was too big for us to understand especially since he thought (according to his religion) that the universe was created for mankind. He was quoted saying "If the Lord Almighty had consulted me before embarking on creation thus, I should have recommended something simpler." on the subject.

21 comments:

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Nice quote!

Mª Pilar Domínguez said...

Very well known and considered in our country for his works.I studied some of his books in literature classes. Kisses:)

Moscow blogger by Marina Loyko said...

Thanks for shearing!

Imogen said...

Amazing post.

Emmylou said...

Hahaha...smart guy!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Fun quote!

Pat Hatt said...

Does seem kinda large for just us

Anonymous said...

I like the picture...not sure what it is.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Love that quotation, LOL!

Jax said...

...and I agree with him!! I mean the universe is so big that there has to be more to it than what we know.

Anna - Alina said...

Yes, it's so huge!
And great pic!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

That is a good quote - the universe is anything but simple :)

Mama Zen said...

That quote is hilarious! Me, too, Alfonso!

Dascha Boonstra said...

Fun!

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Stephanie Faris said...

At first I thought that picture was one of those 3-D Hidden Image pictures!

Stephen Hayes said...

I didn't know this. Maybe he got this interest in astronomy from the Moors who lived in Spain for centuries?

Mary Kirkland said...

It's funny to think that the universe is so big. hard to imagine just how big it is.

Christine said...

funny, I might agree

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Has to be so much out there

bj said...

a great fact.

Kay said...

I love it!