Errors from the Past

“Men have larger heads and more brains and sense than women (…)” – Errors from the Past

“For one sees that women’s visceral parts are bigger than those of men whose cupidity is less violent. On the other hand, men have larger heads and therefore have more brains and sense than women.”

Jean Bodin, De la demonomanie des sorciers, Paris, 1580, p. 225. Jean Bodin (l530-96) – French jurist, magistrate, political theorist, one of the most learned men of his day, and a darling of the intellectual historians.

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