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Originally posted by SpeakerofTruth
The more we look at real history, not textbook history, we realize how amazing the ancients actually were.
Kepler, like many other scientists before and since, did nothing more than build on pre-existing knowledge.
I recently posted a thread about the "Plagiarism of Einstein" and the joint conclusion that we all came to is that all scientific theories are built upon what existed before.
Originally posted by Byrd
Uhm... how about "watered-down history that they teach in school." Lots of history books detail these things -- the problem is that many people aren't interested in learning them. Nor are we (as children) forced to learn "the classics" -- things that were commonly taught to the "well-educated" (they had to read Euclid and Aristotle and Caesar in the original languages.)