Skip to main content

New answers tagged

-1 votes

Why did Aristotle make mistakes in his laws of motion?

Yes, Aristotle got it wrong. And he could not do it otherwise. Why do we blame Aristotle and not Archimedes and Heron, who were closer than Aristotle to this subject? Not everything said by Aristotle ...
bandi's user avatar
  • 139
1 vote

Given that the ancient Greeks had a rough idea of the great distance, did any of them suggest the sun was not just a big fire?

...is there any record of speculation that the heat of the sun came from something other than a large wood (since I believe that was what Greek's burned) fire? The Presocratics proposed numerous ...
nwr's user avatar
  • 6,954

Top 50 recent answers are included