Monday, 26 January 2009

WE ARE NOT THE FIRST

Sphere paperback, 1972. Cover artist uncredited.

"The development of modern science during the course of the past 400 years is merely the rediscovery of ancient knowledge. 
ATOMIC THEORY 
was worked out by Democritus 2500 years before Rutherford. 
PENICILLIN 
was used by the ancient Egyptians 4000 years before Fleming. 
ELECTRIC BATTERIES 
were used by the Babylonians 2000 years before König's cells. 
SPACE TRAVEL 
was described by the prehistoric Chinese 4000 years before the Apollo flights."
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