• Question: who was the first era of time to have a scientist?

    Asked by monjiji101 to Asif, Laura, Lena, Sean, Viv on 14 Mar 2012.
    • Photo: Laura Waters

      Laura Waters answered on 14 Mar 2012:

      Not really an easy one to say but perhaps as soon as people started migrating out of Africa they were scientists as they were discovering the world around them.

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      Sean Murphy answered on 14 Mar 2012:

      The ancient Greeks show the first recorded evidence of people pursuing scientific method, studying things like geometry and mathematical astronomy, biological processes, plants and animals, and theories of knowledge and learning. I agree with Laura, that humans probably developed ways to experiment very early in our evolution. This is why we are so successful a a species.

    • Photo: Viv Lyons

      Viv Lyons answered on 14 Mar 2012:

      The Greeks used basic geometry and they’re understanding of the world to work out its circumference. They were incredibly accurate given the simplicity of their techniques. I just goes to show that you don’t have to be flashy to work out incredible things.