Faversham Stoa is a philosophy discussion group meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7.30 to 9.30pm in the The Bull in Tanners Street. We cover a large range of topics. If you have an idea for a topic that you would like us to cover why not drop us a line? There's no charge for membership and everyone is welcome to drop in. Just bring your brain and some beer money!

The Chain of Being

The 'scala naturae' (literally 'natural ladder' but translated 'the great chain of being') is a classical and Western medieval concept of God's strict and natural hierarchical structure of the universe. It was the dominant view of the natural order until Darwin came along and flattened the whole heirarchy with his theory of natural evolution.

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