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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, all matter is made of a mixture of the four 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 gods and instead thinking rationally about the cosmos. Anaximander, who Read more…

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