Chapters 6: Fate

Believing in fate means that one can never escape from their destiny and we have no control over our life.

What is the difference between superstitions and religions? Islam, Christianity, Judaism vs. astrology, knocking on wood

Is sickness a punishment of the gods?

What forces govern the forces of history?

If God or Fate ruled history, man would have no free will

Fatalism = whatever happens is predestined

Oracle at Delphi

Greeks believed that Fate did not just govern the life of individuals, it governed history also.

Best known Greek historians were Herodotus(484-424 BC) and Thucydides(460-400 BC)

Founder of Greek medicine was Hippocrates(460 BC)

Ralph's Magic 8 Ball