Amazing Science Facts That Are Weird, Wild, and True


interesting science facts

Introduction:

Around the world, people have always been fascinated by science. Science is a way of understanding the natural world and our place in it. It is also a way of making new discoveries and inventions. Science has led to many great advances in human civilization, and it continues to do so today. For example, science has helped people to live longer and healthier lives. It has given us better medicine for treating diseases. And it has made our food supply safer by giving us ways of keeping it clean and safe from germs.

Scientists as Gods:

A group of people in uniform

Science is so important for society today that some people consider scientists to be the “gods” of a new religion called “technologism.” In this way of thinking, all major social problems can be solved with more scientific progress in the future. Those who hold these beliefs have faith that scientific research will give solutions to such problems as hunger, poverty, terrorism, climate change, and cancer.

In ancient times, certain cultures were known for their high-level knowledge of science. For instance, the ancient Greeks developed a system of math based on geometry. The use of this system allowed them to build temples and other structures that were beautiful and very stable.

Advanced Research:

The ancient Egyptians also had advanced knowledge of science and engineering. They built many pyramids and used highly accurate calendars for predicting how the stars moved. Some scientists even believe that these calendars were better than the ones we have today! There is much evidence to suggest that people in ancient Egypt may have sailed across the Atlantic Ocean thousands of years ago.

Unfortunately, many of the scientific discoveries and inventions of ancient cultures were lost or forgotten. This is because people today rely on paper books and computer data to store information for us. The problem with this reliance on technology is that it can be easily destroyed by floods, fires, wars, and other problems that come with human civilization.

This has made some scientists very sad because they would like to learn more about how past civilizations thought about science and used their knowledge in practical ways to solve problems. However, modern-day science continues into the future as we continue our quest for knowledge through research and invention.

A wall painting from an Egyptian tomb shows scribes recording their work.

Ancient Greek mathematicians studied geometry.

The view inside a pyramid of the ancient Egyptian civilization.

An Egyptian calendar from around 1400 B.C.

A picture of an ancient Chinese scientist recording his knowledge of the stars on paper scrolls.

The Library of Alexandria was one of the greatest libraries in history, but it is no longer standing today after burning down several times over its long history. The last time it burned was in 642 A.D., and many books were destroyed at that time!

Another problem stemming from our reliance on technology is that our world becomes less safe when more people have access to computers and other dangerous machines like cars and airplanes. This can be seen with recent terrorist incidents such as September 11th in 2001 and the crash landing in San Francisco early this year (2013) due to a low battery. In the future, as more dangerous technologies are invented and sold widely, we may live in constant fear of losing our lives to tragic accidents.

A mural from an ancient Mesopotamian tomb shows scribes recording their work.

An Egyptian scribe writes on paper scrolls that will be pressed together into a book called a codex.

Many important and beautiful books were destroyed during periods of war throughout histories such as the Crusades and World War II. Unfortunately, many people died too.

Conclusion:

It is clear that modern-day science does not have all the answers to solving the problems we face today or tomorrow. We must remember this so that we do not become too confident in our abilities to solve problems through science alone.

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