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How did the ancient Greeks encourage scientific thinking?

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How did the ancient Greeks encourage scientific thinking? The ancient Greeks respected learning, and the works of their philosophers were influential for hundreds of years. Socrates (469-399bc) was one of the most important of these early philosophers. He encouraged people to think about good and evil.

Some people did not approve of his ideas, and he was forced to commit suicide.

Most early peoples were interested in the things and events around them, but the ancient Greeks took their thinking a lot further. They used reason and deduction to try and decide about the meaning of the world, placing great importance on learning, music and writing.

The ancient Greeks developed philosophy as a way of thinking about life and the world we live in, and they also developed the rules of mathematics that are still used today.

The ancient Greeks also developed their own system of medicine that persisted for 1,500 years or more. The Greeks were only interested in thinking about such things. They seldom experimented to see if their theories were correct.


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Category: Education  - ( Education Archive)

Date Added: 03 January '12


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