NOTE: Hi everyone! Here's an edited/enhanced version, thanks to the group. :)
STS in Ancient Times Discussion & Activity - April 21, 2014
Notes Prepared by Group 2 (Team Ina)
- I-Am-Hotep ("he who comes in peace") is an Egyptian physician. Elevated as one of the gods because of his renown in medicine.
- Geology was the cornerstone of the Persian empire. They used hydrogeology to locate water thus uniting diff tribes.
- Ships(triremes), the unity of the city-states, and trickery were used to defeat the Persians in the Naval Battle of Salamis
- Pythagorean is a school of thought in Greece that brought about the idea of numbers. Pythagorean theorem, spherical earth. More mystic than the Ionans and Atomists
- What we know of the Greeks was because of Herodotus(Father of History), Hecateus, Thacydides who were historians.
- Hippocrates is the father of Greek medicine.
- Socrates was not Aristotle's and Thucydides' teacher. (Though Socrates was indeed Plato's teacher.)
- Aristotle is the mentor of Alexander the Great
- Aristotle's interests lay largely on living objects and experimentation
- Zhang Heng is the inventor of the Bronze Seismic Indicator.
- Hero of Alexandria is the inventor of the steam engine. It was not used because labor is cheap.
- Al-Jazari is the inventor of the Elephant Clock.
- Su Song is the inventor of the Celestial Engine.
- Syracuse is where Archimedes was born and where he died.
- Al-Mamun & Haroud Al-Raschid are the founders of Bayt Al-Hikma, a major intellectual center in Islamic Golden Age.
- Sumerian Education is comprised of Religion and Math based on what is written on their clay tablets.
- The Spanish missionaries and the Inquisition destroyed the historical Mayan records.
- The Ptolemiac Kings did not build the pyramids of Kufu.
- The Early Christians deemed Aristotle's work controversial due to his methods using living objects and experimentation
- Mayans have the concept of zero.
- Movement of Venus is the basis of Mayan astronomy.
- El Caracol is a Mayan observatory.
- El Castillo acts as a Mayan calendar.
- According to Scholasticism proposedby Thomas Aquinas, all [teachings of science and religion] are sources of knowledge except "it is important to understand in order to believe]
- Osiander wrote the introduction for De Revolutionibus Orbitum Celestium by Nicholas Kopernigki stating that it was an aid to mathematical simplicity
- The geocentric belief of Ptolemy according to Aquinas is a working theory.
- Science progressed further in Europe due to the fall of Byzantium, the Reformation, the printing press, and politics during that time.
- Nag-enjoy kami habang nanonood
- Sometimes GC lang katapat in terms of motivation
- Lessons were not just in STS, but for (love) life as well, e.g. kailangan making-unahan para makuha yung gusto mo #hugot
- Game corrected our misconceptions
- Religion was a hindrance to science
- We learned much about everyday inventions that we otherwise wouldn't really give a second glance at
- "Sundan ang group 6."
- "Ako ang nagpaparaya."
- "Masakit madapa."
- Informative game, and it built our sense of teamwork
- The game showed us a timeline of technology
- It also showed a perspective that wasn't just Euro-centric, as opposed to what is usually taught
- New way of learning
- Unpredictable game, we appreciated it
- We had fun while learning
- Religion and science were heavily involved with one another during those times
- "Buwis buhay"
- "You can't go wrong with Aristotle."