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Planes trains and automobiles we probably see at least one of these everyday Could our society function without these invaluable inventions Could we learn to live without these creations that we take for granted Probably not The relationship between our society and technology has become increasingly intertwined This relationship however began eras ago as far back as man lifted his first tool This correlation was strongly evident in Ancient Greece Its features are drawn out in detail below The first feature that correlates science with technology in Ancient Greece is there critical intelligence The Greeks were the first to use this type of deduction They decided that they shouldnt just accept the way things happen because they just occur that way They realized that everything needs to be proven with justification Richard Olson writes They developed formal rules of logical inference and required that mathematical propositions be proved Olsen Page 3 Plato himself challenged the idea of an acceptance of things by looking for naturalistic explanationsClass notes The Greeks demonstrated and set the precedence for a theory and way of thought used today by much of western civilization Another school of thought adopted by much of western civilization is knowledge is power The Greeks realized that those who would lead the people be a custodian of the people must have knowledge of the calculations not to the degree of the local pheasants but a knowledge that will drive them to a greater understanding of the world and the worldly things Plato Page 9 This knowledge would be helpful in making the leader more powerful wiser in leading the people of the state This is something that is expected from our leaders today The understanding of the world was at its infancy but the Greeks made strides to ensure the future advancement of science They identified the first elements as the earth wind fire and the air Although we know now that these are incorrect they
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