[Humanist] 29.797 remembering Hypatia?

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 797.
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        Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2016 17:39:36 -0700
        From: Ari Belenkiy <ari.belenkiy at gmail.com>
        Subject: remembering Hypatia of Alexandria

Dear list members,

Let me ask you to endorse my petition "to commemorate the first female
astronomer Hypatia of Alexandria on the day of the vernal equinox".


As some historians argue, she could have been the last "director" of
the Alexandrian Library and Museion.

While this is a matter of speculation, the reasons for her murder,
explained in my recent paper published by Vigiliae Christianae,
point out to the conflict within the early Church over the Paschal
or rather over its basic landmark - the vernal (spring) equinox day,
which incidentally falls today, March 20.

Ari Belenkiy

Vancouver BC

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