Did Thomas Aquinas actually wonder how many angels can dance on the head of a pin? Nope.





"THOMAS AQUINAS may never have actually wondered how many angels can dance on the head of a pin, but his tortured musings about metaphysical issues associated with the non-corporeality of angels (and the related issue of whether there is excrement in heaven) stretched the limits of reasonable rational inquiry so far that later scholars invented the phrase to mock him."

The angels-on-pins parody is due in great measure to Isaac D'Israeli...




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