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S1E6: Aristotelian Physics

Aristotle tried to base his physics on actual observations of the world, but due to inadequate observations and hidden assumptions, nearly all of it is wrong. He separated the cosmos into the terrestrial and celestial regions. In the terrestrial region, Read more…

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S1E4: Eudoxus (and Plato)

After Socrates’ death, his most devoted follower, Plato, founded his famous institution of higher learning, the Academy, inspired in part by the Pythagoreans. Upon challenging his colleagues to explain the motions of the planets in terms of perfect uniform circular Read more…

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S1E2: Ionian Science

After the Greek Dark Age, Greek culture was reborn, and the center of the emerging Greek philosophy was Ionia. We meet three philosophers who laid the groundwork for future scientific inquiry: Thales of Miletus, credited with looking past the Greek Read more…

By thehopads, ago
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Welcome!

Hello, Internet. Over the coming months, I will be releasing a series of videos that explain physics from primitive humans to the Higgs particle. You’ll see who figured it all out, and most importantly, how. So stay tuned!

By thehopads, ago