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Who were the first people to know about science?
Question Date: 2002-03-19
Answer 1:

Your question is a good one, but I'm not sure I can give you a good answer. Science is an organized way of collecting information about the world. Science was not "discovered" by humans but instead developed by us as a way to learn about our environment, our society and our place in the world.

What we know about the first human cultures to use science is limited to what artifacts and writings have survived from their times. Archeologists may be the best scientists to answer this question, since they study past civilizations. The Greeks are often credited with developing the first fundamental sciences, such as geometry, architecture, philosophy and astronomy. We know that the Greeks got a lot of their ideas from other cultures with which they interacted. The ancient Greeks did not invent these sciences but instead developed organized ways of teaching and writing about them. This is one reason why ancient Greek thought is still studied today, through the writings of men such as Aristotle, Plato, Socrates, Euclid, Archimedes and Pythagoras.

Who were the first scientists? It areally depends on which science you're interested in. The ancient civilizations that really stand out are the Egyptians, the Greeks and the Chinese. As I've mentioned before, the ancient Greeks are often regarded as the first astronomers, although the Egyptians and Chinese are famous for this too, and ruins such as Stonehenge suggest cultures even befor

The cultures best known for first developing modern math are the Egyptians and Greeks. In my opinion, the founders of modern biology include the ancient Greek Aristotle ("History of Animals") and, in the 1700's and 1800's, Carl Linnaeus and Erasmus, and Charles Darwin.

Answer 2:

It depends what you mean by science. The definition of it 3000 years ago was different from our definition now. Science as we define it now was probably first developed and practiced by the Greek philosophers. However this may even be contested. Indian astronomers and priest were practicing astronomy even before the Greek philosophers.

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