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Old 21-12-2010, 17:49   #16
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Funny how what is old becomes new again. Nothing to do with PC, a label attached disparagingly to all things violating current norms of thought and behavior. It's interesting that a lot of modern physics seems to be taken directly from the texts of ancient asian philosophy.
Yes, in India the concept of the atom goes back to the 6th century BC and in Greek to the 5th BC. Ancient Greece prized cogent thought. Eratosthenes was able to calculate the curvature of the earth and thereby its size to a remarkable accuracy in something like the 3rd BC. The Greeks were able to posit reasonable theorums to prove the solar system was heliocentric and how far it was to the sun. So much of this knowledge went idle simply because powerful people that followed found a world where humans weren't at the centre inconcievable. I think the world still suffers from this bit of ignaorance against all evidence.
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Yes, in India the concept of the atom goes back to the 6th century BC and in Greek to the 5th BC. Ancient Greece prized cogent thought. Eratosthenes was able to calculate the curvature of the earth and thereby its size to a remarkable accuracy in something like the 3rd BC. The Greeks were able to posit reasonable theorums to prove the solar system was heliocentric and how far it was to the sun. So much of this knowledge went idle simply because powerful people that followed found a world where humans weren't at the centre inconcievable. I think the world still suffers from this bit of ignaorance against all evidence.
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Yes, in India the concept of the atom goes back to the 6th century BC and in Greek to the 5th BC. Ancient Greece prized cogent thought. Eratosthenes was able to calculate the curvature of the earth and thereby its size to a remarkable accuracy in something like the 3rd BC. The Greeks were able to posit reasonable theorums to prove the solar system was heliocentric and how far it was to the sun. So much of this knowledge went idle simply because powerful people that followed found a world where humans weren't at the centre inconcievable. I think the world still suffers from this bit of ignaorance against all evidence.
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