Ancient Greeks: Thales on the Evolution of Good Ideas - Quotes | Ancient Greeks
Written by JoAnn Chateau

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

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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  


About the author

JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She sometimes writes fiction about Chester (the Alpha Bichon) and his friends -- with a dash of humor and dab of Poli-Sci. JoAnn's views and insights are tinted by her past profession in Counseling, Christian theological studies, and Library and Information Science training. Retired now, JoAnn enjoys the creative life.


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