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The earth in Greek astronomy

By |2018-04-23T14:08:58+00:00July 16th, 2017|Greeks, Science|

The earth in Greek astronomy: The Greeks never saw this view of the earth from space! Gaia and the Earth Early Greeks thought of the Earth as the goddess Gaia, the mother of everything. Like a mother, the Earth gave food to people. By the time of Homer's Odyssey, Greek sailors knew the outline of the Mediterranean and [...]

Who is Poseidon? Greek gods

By |2018-09-17T09:02:48+00:00July 16th, 2017|Greeks, Religion|

The god Poseidon rules the ocean Ocean god Poseidon The Greeks thought of the god Poseidon as a god of violent, unpredictable movement. He is most often the god of the ocean, which is of course the biggest, most unpredictable, and most dangerous thing around. Many Greeks spent a lot of time sailing on the ocean, and they paid [...]

What is seaweed? Plant evolution and biology

By |2018-04-16T10:36:48+00:00May 30th, 2017|Biology|

Seaweed in the ocean For the first two billion years of life on Earth, there were only one-celled creatures. But after early eukaryote cells started to reproduce by meiosis in addition to mitosis, about 1.4 billion years ago, they were able to evolve faster by mixing up their DNA with the DNA from other cells. They [...]