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Old 12-21-2008, 05:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 12-21-2008, 07:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You mean the greek thing? Quite amazing. Just proves that we really haven't become smarter over the ages, we've just built our science on what our previous generations had already deiscovered.

The Greek culture and science is so freakin' mind boggling; They discovered almost all of classical geometry including trigonometry but they still couldn't accept the existence of irrational numbers.
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Old 12-21-2008, 07:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yea imo Greek culture was indeed really mind blowing
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Old 12-22-2008, 12:44 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Egyptians spit on greek culture.
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Old 12-22-2008, 02:24 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Egyptians spit on greek culture.
What do you mean?
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Old 12-22-2008, 02:27 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 12-22-2008, 03:16 AM   #7 (permalink)
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It is a common mistake to think they are not as smart as we are but we have more technology etc.

The Egyptians used maths for the pyramids, in one of them the angle changes half way.

The Romans had sewerage systems. In Herculaneum it had an effective drainage system. In Pompeii it didn't have a drainage system but the roads peaked in the middle so the water would run off.

The Greek civilization is very valuable to what we know about history as they themselves were fascinated with recording the current happens of their age with their own and other civilizations. Very knowledgeable scholars not to mention, a fair few things we know about astronomy were discovered by the Greeks originally.

A big mystery is apparently the Aztec could read the future by the stars. They got many things correct including that of their last leader Moctezuma. The calendar runs out in 2012 so it could the end of the world or they hadn't got up to mapping that far yet

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Old 12-22-2008, 03:45 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Roman technology is one of my favorite technologies of ancient civilizations to study.

It just amazes me.
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Old 12-22-2008, 08:34 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Why anyone would say they weren't as smart is far beyond me. Everything we know is based on their discoveries. Heck, one guy figured out the circumfrence of the earth by noticing a difference in length of shadows at different cities at the same "time". That's pretty freaking smart!

Just imagine what we lost in the Library of Alexandria...
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Old 12-22-2008, 08:42 AM   #10 (permalink)
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This is pretty impressive, but it's hard to argue we haven't gotten more intelligent as a whole (under most definitions at least)
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