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    While many concepts on astronomy of the ancient Greeks are no longer relevant, many of their ideas were used to guide astronomers today in establishing concepts more valid. The ancient Greeks had no clear division of science and philosophy. Neither did they have separate and developed fields such as physics, chemistry, biology, and astronomy. The formerly deficient range of information the ancient Greeks had, allowed an individual to become an expert in several fields whereas nowadays, there is…

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    “Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World,” remarked Columbus as he left the Old World to integrate it with the New World. Since October 14th, 1937, The United States has federally celebrated Columbus’s endeavor and success with the Columbus Day holiday. However, as the Columbus Day holiday reaches its 524th anniversary, it is noteworthy that the subject has grown into a conflicting and controversial matter in recent years. The topic of debate is whether Columbus’s arrival in the…

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    understand the seemingly complex scientific conclusions. Historically, science has often been doubted by the public. When Galileo argued the world was round, he was doubted by many and even persecuted by the Catholic Church, despite the fact that Eratosthenes, a Greek mathematician, had not only proved the spherical nature of the Earth, but even calculated its circumference hundreds of years before Galileo…

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    Greek philosopher Eratosthenes declared “Wine reveals what is hidden”, and Plato believed “…Wine provided a good way to test a man’s character’’. These two beliefs revolve around the same concept (63). Standage speaks about that in a symposion people will get together, drink…

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    Christopher Columbus is a celebrated national holiday because he was an explorer who sailed the ocean and “discovered” the Americas. Originally, Columbus was in search for a trade route to the Indies. Instead, he came across a whole new world known as the Americas. As a result of this, Columbus spread Western Ideals throughout the world which resulted in opening new doors for Europe. Europeans would soon flock to the Americas in search of a new life and was also a safe haven for others to…

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    Prometheus

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    According to Greek legend, Prometheus bestowed upon mankind the igniter of a cultural spark: fire. Without the gift of fire, men would have been left in the dark in innumerous ways. Fire illuminated the path towards the creation of the thriving cultures that we know today. Plus, Prometheus didn’t just give mankind fire. He also gifted them with the knowledge of different trades: brick making, woodworking, astrology, science and math, language, domestication of animals, navigation of the sea,…

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    Plato's Meno

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    Our complex knowledge, that we dedicate time to learn, is built up of easier content that we easily learn. When you start at nothing, knowledge is gained easier and faster. As you information is increasingly obtained, it requires more push to pick up an extra quanta of learning. Studies demonstrate that the tiredness of mental work doesn't originate from the work yet our view of it as work. Individuals do jump at the chance to be regarded, thus it is just normal that numerous would hold a more…

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    Tom Standage, the author of A History of the World in Six Glasses. Standage purpose of this book is to prove that civilization and globalization came about due to six different drinks: beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola. Each drink acted as a spark to a new era of technology and advancement. At the start of the Neolithic revolution the only available drink was water, typically contaminated with many waterborne diseases. Around 9,000 BCE beer was first discovered by the spread of wild…

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    Mcdonalds Human Geography

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    1. McDonalds uses human geography to plan out where to build a restaurant by using culture and economy. In certain places McDonalds will alter their food to fit a certain type of flavor. Sometimes the store may not expand in areas that can’t afford the food. 2. Maps display information about the surface and the areas of the world that we live in. Geography is very dependent on the use of maps. They are also used as communication, and storing reference material. It can help us to find…

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    Hearing the infamous name of Christopher Columbus, the first thing that pops up in a person's head is either a hero or a respectable man for being the first to discover America. Though, is that the case here? Was he really a hero that should be respected for being no other different than other explorers? Clearly, Christopher Columbus is responsible for the start of slavery, rape, and killings of poor natives. Second, off, he isn’t the one to be credited for “discovering” the new world. To a…

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