University Suckers

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Enlightenment Thinking

-The Ancient Greeks were so awesome.
"The new analysis reveals that the device's front dials had pointers for the sun and moon — called the "golden little sphere" and "little sphere," respectively — and markings which coincided with the zodiac and solar calendars. The back dials, meanwhile, appear to have been used for predicting solar and lunar eclipses.

The researchers also show that the device could mechanically replicate the irregular motions of the moon, caused by its elliptical orbit around Earth, using a clever design involving two superimposed gear-wheels, one slightly off-center, that are connected by a pin-and-slot device."[source:]

-I know I'm not speaking for myself when I say that logical thinking needs to be implemented back into our schools, however, it's just a shame when it needs to go back into science itself.


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