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By Lois N. Magner

I skimmed this ebook for history info, and was once inspired that Magner's didn't interpret and decide historic historical past on a latest technological know-how foundation, yet quite provided and evaluated each one scientist as he handled the knowledge he had, answering the questions awarded to him by way of the tradition during which he lived. Magner additionally did rather well explaining medical principles to me -- a slightly scientifically informed, yet non-science significant.

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Presumably Socrates realized how dangerous the study of nature could be when he saw Anaxagoras banished from Athens for impiety. Unorthodox inquiries into ethics and politics were to prove no safer than speculations about nature. Accused of corrupting the youth of Athens, neglecting the official gods of the city, and introducing new and different gods, the 70-year-old philosopher was condemned to death for impiety. In responding to his prosecutors, Socrates argued that he was actually a public benefactor, who should be honored and supported by the state.

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The first entities were, however, so incomplete and crudely made that arms wandered about without shoulders, faces without necks, and eyes were not attached to heads. In the second stage, parts began to unite in random combinations. Sometimes monstrosities were formed: man-faced oxen, ox-headed men, and sterile creatures that were part male and part female. " Still, there were many poorly constructed creatures that were unable to compete with those that had a better assortment of parts, and few creatures contained all the parts necessary to reproduce their own kind.

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