History and philosophy

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Both Aristotle and Kuan Tzu (4th C. BCE), in an example of simultaneous scientific discovery, mention that some marine animalswere subject to a lunar cycle, and increase and decrease in size with the waxing and waning of the moon. Aristotle was referring specifically to the sea urchin, pictured above.

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ScienceFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaThis article is about the general term, particularly as it refers to experimental sciences. For the specific topics of study by scientists, seeNatural science. For other uses, seeScience (disambiguation).History and philosophyHistoryBothAristotleandKuan Tzu(4th C. BCE), in an example ofsimultaneous scientific discovery, mention that somemarine animalswere subject to a lunar cycle, and increase and decrease in size with the waxing and waning of the moon. Aristotle was referring specifically to thesea urchin, pictured above.[5]Science in a broad sense existed before themodern era, and in many historicalcivilizations, butmodern scienceis so distinct in itsapproachand successful in itsresultsthat it now defines what science is in the strictest sense of the term. Much earlier than the modern era, another important turning point was the development of the classicalnatural philosophyin the ancient Greek-speaking world.Pre-philosophicalScience in its original sense is a word for a type of knowledge (Latinscientia,Ancient Greekepistem), rather than a specialized word for the pursuit of such knowledge. In particular it is one of the types of knowledge which people can communicate to each other and share. For example, knowledge about the working of natural things was gathered long before recorded history and led to the development of complex abstract thinking, as shown by the constru

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