Born in the Month of Mars: Juozas Algimantas Krikštopaitis – 85 Cover Image

Born in the Month of Mars: Juozas Algimantas Krikštopaitis – 85
Born in the Month of Mars: Juozas Algimantas Krikštopaitis – 85

Author(s): Gediminas Zemlickas
Subject(s): Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Societal Essay, Scientifc Life, Philosophy of History
Published by: Tallinna Tehnikaülikooli õiguse instituut

Summary/Abstract: Juozas Algimantas Krikštopaitis—science historian, philosopher and author of countless books—has turned 85. There will always be people who believe using birthdays as milestones is somewhat contrived but when is there a better time to say a few glowing words about this worthy man of science? In any case, the “culprit” behind this occasion has nothing to do with it because such a day comes uninvited. Krikštopaitis was born on the 13th day of the month of Mars (mensis Martius), the Roman god of war, which means it was preordained from above that this man was to accomplish great feats. And all of this came true, perhaps not in the Field of Mars itself, but first and foremost in the field of science. And it could not have turned out any better for us. Lithuanians are proud to have descended from the ancient Romans and often find occasions to remind others of this. It might be a bit strange, but they chose to call the first month of spring kovas and not name it after Mars, the god of war, himself.

  • Issue Year: 4/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 156-167
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: English