The recent discovery of Higgs Boson
and the authoritative statement that mermaids
are not real should serve as a point of departure to re-'
read all 'old' books with more critical minds and also scientific spirit. However, as British scientist Dr. Joseph Needham ( 1900-1995 ) had discovered and recorded in Science & Civilisation in China
, many 'old' or even very 'old'
' books contain a vast amount of scientific thinkings articulated in a language that was not widely understood in the West. Galileo Galilei''
as opposed to the geocentrism of the Catholic Church in the Middle Age, '
was first advanced by Aristarchus of Samos (''
) who was a mathematician in ancient Greece.