Father of biology: Aristotle is known as one of the greatest philosophers, or thinkers, of all time. He founded a school for science and collected much info about plants and animals.
Father of military strategy: Sun Tzu,should be: Sun zi in Pin Yin sytem. "The Art of War" is still studied by the military and by business folks. His tips include:"Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer." There is the contradiction or otherwise? Words to the wise is sufficient.
Father of American Literature: Mark Twain is famous for his sharp humor about society. (1835-1910) He was born in Missouri and named Samuel Langhorne Clements. His humor is appreciated by Chinese as well. Western humor and Eastern Humor can be united for human humor..
Father of medicine: Hippocrates was a physician in Greece. The Chinese conterpart was Hua Duo,known to Chinese scholars. Good Chinese physicians are nicknamed as "Contemporary Hua Duo" as a status of honor.
Father of Shieh offspring: The ageless student who strives to be a centenarian by learning from Mark Twain for humor,Hua Duo for good health, Sun Zi for business economics and Aristotle and Plato to be compared with Mencius and Confucius for philosophy.
Francis Shieh is a lifelong graduate student from China to study American English,American economics plus the study of Greek philosophers to be compared with Confucianism.
Sunday, June 14, 2009 at 7.52 p.m.