Ancient Greeks: Thales on the Evolution of Good Ideas
Nothing is more active than thought, for it travels over the universe,
and nothing is stronger than necessity for all must submit to it.
~ Thales of Miletus
“Thales of Miletus, (c. 620 bce—c. 546 bce), Thales’ hypotheses were new and bold, and in freeing phenomena from godly intervention, he paved the way towards scientific endeavor. He founded the Milesian school of natural philosophy, developed the scientific method, and initiated the first Western enlightenment.” ~ Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Human nature has not changed over the millennia. The question is, do we learn from history?
While great thinkers are ahead of the game (i.e., progressive), most people are conservative and resist new ideas — until their old practices have them backed into a corner with nowhere to turn.
That’s one of my thoughts. Care to share what you are thinking?
Ancient Greek Wisdom