Sunday, November 17, 2013

Fact of the Day: Ancient Evolution

The ancient Greek philosopher Anaximander may have lived many centuries before Charles Darwin, but he gave the world the earliest known thoughts on evolution. While most of his ideas were later proven inaccurate by modern evolutionary studies, he is admired for being the first known person to use evidence and logic to explain mankind's origin rather than through super-natural creation myths. 

25 comments:

DWei said...

Kudos to this guy.

Kati said...

Thanks so much for your sweet words, they made my day!
I had no idea - what an intelligent man!

Have a great day,
-Kati

Old Kitty said...

Well this is new for me - and am loving the name - Anaximander!! Take care
x

Redischic said...

Kiss,Elle

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Pilar Domínguez said...

very , very interesting!! Kisses:)

CQUEK said...

thanks for sharing, interesting . have a nice weekend.

Pat Hatt said...

Damn, Zeus must have been pissed off

Winnie said...

Who knew! Interesting fact :)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

At least he was on the right track.

Sharon said...

I never knew this! But I was wondering, why is it always the Greek that are the smart ones?

Fashion Matters said...

nice post

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Anna-Alina said...

I heard about it!

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

I've studied it in high school!
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Cloudia said...

Another tasty tidbit, Adam

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Lan said...

very nice :)

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Joy said...

Yes, many had tried to prove that there is no God:(

Bob Bushell said...

He was a great man, even though he was wrong!!!!!!!!

stephen Hayes said...

Thanks for illuminating me on this important philosopher, and it's always a joy to see work by Ribera.

bianca said...

very interesting and great person!


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Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

At the very least, he dared to think differently!

Christine said...

interesting

Anita said...

lovely blog!
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Maude Lynn said...

Interesting. I've never heard of him before.

bj said...

Hi, Mr. Adam....I lost my blog for a bit...oh, it is still there but I was blocked out of it for awhile. So...what's a girl to do but start a NEW blog...then, I figured out how to get back control of my original blog (with a blogger's help)....so now, I have two blogs and don't know what to do with them. hahhha....

Very interesting post here...I had not heard of him before....

Theresa Mahoney said...

You gotta love a free thinker!