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Chinese star map with the names of the stars written in Chinese characters

Chinese star chart possibly dating from the 600s AD, during the T’ang Dynasty

Science means “knowing” in Latin. It is the process of learning things about the worldPeople have always wanted to learn more about their world, and they have tried a lot of different ways to find things out. Some of the ways they tried might seem silly to you, others are at the root of all modern science. But it all comes from the same desire to find out how things work.

Logic and the Scientific Method
Practical Engineering
Where does God fit in?

Bibliography and further reading about ancient and medieval science:


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