Ancient Origins of Science
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Modern science began on the shores of the Mediterranean around 700BC. What happened?
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500-million-year-old sea animal looked like a tulip - NBCNews.com

500-million-year-old sea animal looked like a tulip - NBCNews.com | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
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500-million-year-old sea animal looked like a tulip
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An ancient sea animal that looked like a flower had its anus right next to its mouth, a new fossil study finds.
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Do Crabs Feel Pain? Maybe—and Maybe We Should Rethink Eating Them - TIME

Do Crabs Feel Pain? Maybe—and Maybe We Should Rethink Eating Them - TIME | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
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Pythagoras, 570–495 BC, Greek philosopher, Mathematician. blackcrowqueen 5pts like.author.displayName 6 Like. Do lobsters and crabs feel pain?
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Tape it or leave it: Considering the cassette release - Chicago Reader

Tape it or leave it: Considering the cassette release - Chicago Reader | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
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"My favorite childhood movie, Donald in Mathmagic Land, explains it best.
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The Sorcerer's Apprentices - Wall Street Journal

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Wall Street Journal The Sorcerer's Apprentices Wall Street Journal At first, alchemists drew from pre-Socratic philosophers such as Thales, who believed that all things were made up of water, and Empedocles, who held that all things were made up of...
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Using poor language in the liturgy - Eureka Street

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In many churches, such as the Greek and Russian Orthodox, this language is associated with their national and cultural history.
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Ancient 'Killer Walrus' Not So Deadly After All

Ancient 'Killer Walrus' Not So Deadly After All | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
The prehistoric walrus was more of a fish-eater than an apex predator with a bone-crushing bite, new fossils show.
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An Antipodean Raj

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THE story of the ascent of man usually casts Australia as the forgotten continent. Both archaeology and the genes of aboriginal Australians suggest that a mere...
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Parmenides: what is not cannot be thought

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You describe Parmenides as a bold (in fact 'brazen') thinker. This is a very bold essay on Parmenides. You deserve credit for offering an original take on Parmenides' argument for the impossibility of thinking or speaking 'what ...
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Buddhism an ancient science: Dalai Lama - The Times of India

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama inaugurated a three-day international conference on 'Buddhism and Society' at Atisha hall of Central University of Tibetan University (CUTS), Sarnath on Sunday.
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Unfolding a cabbage - Hurriyet Daily News

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Pythagoras and Cato strongly recommended it and Diogenes lived on a cabbage diet till he died at the age of 90.
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Pompeii 'Wall Posts' Reveal Ancient Social Networks - LiveScience.com

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Think of it as the earliest version of the Facebook wall post: Ancient Pompeii residents revealed their social networks through graffiti on actual walls.
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Fun math art (pictures) - benice equation: Pythagoras Trees

Fun math art (pictures) - benice equation: Pythagoras Trees | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Making Art with Mathematical Equations, Inequalities and Functions (Mappings, Transformations). Friday, January 11, 2013. Pythagoras Trees. Two Pythagorean Tree-Fighters (top view). Four Pythagoras Trees.
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The Sorcerer's Apprentices

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Laura Snyder reviews Before Galileo: The Birth of Modern Science in Medieval Europe, by John Freely; "A Man of Misconceptions: The Life of an Eccentric in an Age of Change," by John Glassie; and "The Secrets of Alchemy," by Lawrence Principe.
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Is Heraclitus inconsistent in claiming that opposites are true?

Is Heraclitus inconsistent in claiming that opposites are true? | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Thank you for your email of 14 February, with your essay for the University of London Plato and the Presocratics module, in response to the question, 'How should we understand Heraclitus's claim that opposites are true?
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Scientists stunned by billion-year-old ancient river on Mars - Science Recorder

Scientists stunned by billion-year-old ancient river on Mars - Science Recorder | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Science Recorder Scientists stunned by billion-year-old ancient river on Mars Science Recorder A team of European Space Agency (ESA) scientists have reportedly discovered an ancient riverbed on Mars, the latest evidence supporting the theory that...
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Ovid on Pythagoras and the abstention of eating the flesh of animals

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Ovid on Pythagoras and the abstention of eating the flesh of animals. Previous posts have examined the evidence that an important aspect of the ancient wisdom was a teaching on the abstention from the eating of meat (see ...
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In 518 BC, Pythagoras journeyed west … interview... • see things ...

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In 518 BC, Pythagoras journeyed west … interview with the … ruler Leon of Phlius while both were attending the Olympic Games. Prince Leon was most impressed by Pythagoras' range of knowledge and...”
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New questions on the Common Core Standards - Washington Post (blog)

New questions on the Common Core Standards - Washington Post (blog) | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
New questions on the Common Core Standards Washington Post (blog) He did not think Latin, Greek, and the classics were of much value for a person to live in a society being transformed by industrialization and history , to Spencer was “mere tissue...
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Blue eyes result of ancient genetic 'mutation' - Telegraph

Blue eyes result of ancient genetic 'mutation' - Telegraph | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Frank Sinatra, Stephen Hawking, Marie Curie and Stephen Fry all owe their blue eyes to a genetic mutation that likely occurred between 6,000 and 10,000 years ago, researchers say.
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Hair and Eye Color Can Now Be Determined for Ancient Human Skeletons

Hair and Eye Color Can Now Be Determined for Ancient Human Skeletons | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
A new method based on DNA forensics can tell us about the appearances of those who lived long ago (Hair and Eye Color Can Now Be Determined for Ancient Human Skeletons http://t.co/gCY1XYL1 via @SmithsonianMag)...
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Ancient walking mystery deepens

Ancient walking mystery deepens | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
An ancient creature thought to be the first to step on land could not have walked on four legs, 3D computer modelling shows. (Indeed. Modern walking too.
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Jesus 'wife' papyrus hits another snag - Brnow

Jesus 'wife' papyrus hits another snag
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Derived from the Greek alphabet, Coptic is essentially the Egyptian language represented with an alphabet rather than hieroglyphics.
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Walking together, Ancient Nomads way

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Drawing about a different kind of leadership among some hunter-gatherer societies (Walking together logic, Ancient way #nomads #leadership #Hiking #philosophy http://t.co/8XTpPmON)...
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Australia drought may have led to demise of aboriginal culture - NBCNews.com

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Australia drought may have led to demise of aboriginal culture
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A 1,500-year drought in Australia may have led to the demise of an ancient aboriginal culture, a new study suggests. The results, published Nov.
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The Fall of the Tyrant in Archaic Greece

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In the history of Archaic Greek institutions tyranny stands apart, for solitary power or kingship did not exist in Greece following the Mycenaean era and Homeric times.
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