Phaedrus: Socrates, you easily make up accounts (logos) from Egypt and any countries you wish!
Socrates: Dear boy, the priests in the sacred precinct of Zeus at Dodona say that prophetic words first came from an oak tree. In fact, the men of that time on acccount of their guilelessness (lacking the wisdom you young people have) were content to listen to an oak tree and a rock, provided they spoke the truth. For you, however, what matters is who is speaking and what country he is from: you dont merely ask whether what he says is true or false." -- Plato, Phaedrus
You will, in your age of high science, no
doubt find my claim incredible: both the past and the future can be determined
through consultation with the