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Thales
a sixth-century ionian living in prosperus port of miletus, he was the worlds first scientist-mathematician. The first to look for explanations in observed facts and leave his name in his ideas.
Aegean sea
an arm of the mediterrainean sea between greece and turkey
foible
small oddities of character
golden ratio
is 1.618. it equals length over width which equals 1.6
catenary
a curve that is perfectly flexible hanging like a cable or a chain from its 2 end points.
nucleus
means little nut , like a nut in the shell it's a mass at the core of something.
sphere
is a ball that is perfectly round
baneful
harmful , destructive or poisonous
Celestial
having to do with the sky or heavens
Sumerians
A non semetic origin, who established a nation of city-statesin the sumer in the fourth milemmium b.c. it is one of the earliest known history civilization.
mythology
an idea, myth that relates to stories, tradition or beliefs
Psuedoscience
any any varoious methods or theories like astrology apppear to be scientific but they are not.
ferment
unrest or turmoil. Or is a chemical change in which complex organic compound are turned into simple substances.
mysticism
an attempt by a religion or a person to ultimate rreality or god.
sarcophagus
a stone coffin that is inscribed with paintings
atlas
is a map or someone who carries an enormous burden
Ionia
an ancient civilization along the coast of thew aegean sea and was colonized by the greeks.
Ionian sea
a part of the mediterranean sea between western greece and southern italy
void
empty space or nothingness.
Anaxagoras
amember of the a team and came up with ideas about the sun and the moon which drifted away from the ideas that they were gods
C.E.
common era
reincarnation
is the belief that death, the soul is reborn as another human or animal.
Anaximander
a student of thales and was one of the three thinkers of the a team. He thought there were many inhabited worlds including the moon.
heliocentric
the sun centered solar system
lapis lazuli
beautiful blue gemstone
compound
is composed of 2 or more elements
Anaximenes
a student of anaximander and also one of the scientist on the a team, his belief was that there is a single element behind nature
atom
is the smallest substance in the universe that cant be cut up or destroyed and is basic to everything else
nuclear fission
splitting the nucleus of a heavy atom
homer
was a blind Ionian bard that wrote epics
ca.
stands for circa
plasma
a highly ionized gas containing an approximately equal number of positive ions and electrons.
phenomenon
is an event or thing that you can see or sense
pythagoras
greek philosopher, mathematician he came up with the pythagorean theorem. Created a school in southern italy that discovered mathematical principiles of reality through musical harmony and geometry. He was also considered the first mathematician
azure
a sky blue it is a persian word for the blue mineral lapis lazuli.
Ziggurat
a rectangular tiered temple or terraced mound erected by the babylonians and assyrians
amber
the root for electricity and was a resin that comes from a tree and hardens into amber
circa
means "about"
observation
studying of an object or event and record details
hypothesis
is an untested answer an idea or a possibility
iteration
reapeating a repetition
impiety
is a disrespect for religion
epistle
a formal letter written for the purpose of teaching an important idea or belief
fickle
untrustworthy, not real decieving
nuclei
is the plural of a nucleus
pious
people who are religious
ratio
a relationship that can be expressed as a fraction
Chaos
confusion or disorder
nuclear fusion
is the nuclei of light atoms join to make a heavy nucleus
Constancy
never changes always has the same purpose
Constant
doesn't change
resin
is an exude from a tree that has may combinations
astrology
a study of posititons and relationships of the sun, stars, moon, planets.
Mesopotamia
an ancient region in west asia between the tigris and euphrates
pythagorean theorem
the squre hypoteneuse of a right triangle equals the sum of the squares of the other 2 sides
Empedocles
was a philosopher, scientistand a poet. He was the one who came up with the idea that instead of a world where everything is different and unrelated , there are certain substances that combine to make everything else.
prescient
being way ahead of your time
B.C.E.
before common era

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