How Human Idiosyncrasy, Culture, and Biology Aided in the Development of a Rationalistic Interpretation of Nature
What led to the intellectual transition from mythology to science in ancient Greece? The factors that are generally accepted as having created favorable conditions for such transition were geographic, economic, religious, and political. In this paper I add to the usual list of factors three new ones, the ancient Greek idiosyncrasy, the power of the Greek language, and the effect of making a habit of scientific thinking.
In the Light of Sciences
In the Light of Science is a unique approach to the history of science revealing the important links between the ancient past and the present scientific endeavor to understand the universe.