RE: [asa] Was Adam a real person? (ancient science)

From: Alexanian, Moorad <alexanian@uncw.edu>
Date: Mon Apr 14 2008 - 14:30:45 EDT

I am saying northing. I just quoted what I read in Schrodinger's book. I believe this may be correct for the definition of modern science. Any human thought, no matter when it occurred, can be defined as a scientific thought and therefore the beginning of science.

Moorad

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Moorad- so you are saying there was no science until the Greeks came? Pre-Greek, no science. Greek, science.

"Where did everything came from?" That is a scientific question. Only the Greeks had an answer, and before that, you are saying the question wasn't asked or if it was, there was no scientific answer? I say there always was a "modern science" answer, but science has changed along the way.

Science is like a human. An embryo is human. So is a child. So is an adult. Major changes in form, but it is all 100% human.

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From: Alexanian, Moorad [mailto:alexanian@uncw.edu]
Sent: Sunday, April 13, 2008 6:04 PM
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Subject: RE: [asa] Was Adam a real person? (ancient science)

On page 178 of "What is Life" Schrödinger quotes John Burnet who said, "....it is an adequate description of science to say that it is 'thinking about world in the Greek way.'"

Moorad

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Sent: Sat 4/12/2008 7:10 PM
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Subject: RE: [asa] Was Adam a real person? (ancient science)

 

For those who claim there is no ancient science, I have two questions:

 

1. When, exactly, did science begin? Please be specific and concise- 5 sentences or less.
2. Is saying "there was no ancient science" like saying "there was no ancient business?" Business today didn't exist in the ANE. Today it is thousands (or millions) times more complicated. Today we have world markets, derivatives, high-speed computer stock trading, board of directors, stock, bonds, futures, commodities, mortgages, various forms of debt (home equity, credit card, reverse mortgage, etc).

 

My point, there was ancient science just like there was ancient business, but the "memes" for each have considerably evolved.

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