Discussion in 'Physics & Math' started by Dinosaur, Jul 3, 2017.
Alexandria knowledge .
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Well then you might want to read up on Hypatia of Alexandria and the destruction of the Great Library.
I think any of those scrolls would be treasured today. I doubt they would add much to our current scientific knowledge.
A tragic loss to insight of human scientific knowledge at that time.
To your post# 42
Not a tragic loss , a CRIMINAL LOSS .
We are in total agreement on that.
We are in total agreement on that. But there are exceptions. Aristotle's hypothesis that heavier object fall faster than lighter objects was accepted science for 2000 years, before it was replaced by Galileo's Law of falling objects, which was later even refined by additional knowledge of air resistance, etc. and confirmed on the moon.
This was not a criminal destruction of a long held belief, but a purely objective replacement by a more accurate hypothesis. This is how science has gradually replaced ancient beliefs into more accurate descriptions of the laws of physics. There is no intent to purposely discredit prior held beliefs, but a natural progression of acquiring greater knowledge. An evolutionary process without malice of intent.
Two popes (Pontifical academy of sciences) have now acknowledged the evolutionary process (including natural selection). IMO, a major positive step in the right direction of true enlightenment.
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