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Early Greeks

The Greeks were apparently the first people to look upon the heavens as a set of phenomena amenable to human comprehension and separated from the sometimes fickle whims of the gods. They were able to extract an great amount of information using nothing but basic reasoning and very elementary observations. This makes their results all the more amazing.

In the earliest times their view of the world and its origin was firmly based on creation myths consolidated by Homer in the Iliad and Odyssey, as the culture evolved this view of the universe evolved and distanced itself from the purely religious outlook.



 

Jose Wudka
9/24/1998