This series is about not just what we know, but how we know it, and who figured it out. In this first episode, we begin by looking at what primitive humans thought of the universe. Most civilizations believed the earth below us was flat, with the solid, domed sky arching over us. They noticed the repetitive motions of the sun and stars and used them to create a calendar and predict the seasons. But the planets, with their erratic motions, remained a mystery.
S2E1: Alexandria, the Library, the Museum and Strato
After the death of Alexander the Great, the intellectual center of the Greek world shifted from Athens to Alexandria. His general and childhood friend Ptolemy built the city, along with its famous museum and library, Read more…
Omar · December 6, 2017 at 7:16 am
The history of all sciences are so important! Thanks for creating this podcast. I’m a biotechnology student that loves to dive deep into scientific history. Looking forward to more!
thehopads · December 6, 2017 at 10:43 pm
I’m glad to hear you’re interested. I think there are a lot of interesting stories to tell here, and I’m busy making more episodes, so stay tuned!