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Modern Western though has been shaped by emphasis on scientific thinking and reasoning from the time of Copernicus Galileo and Newton The scientific revolution gave birth to a new era of thought in which observations were made to support an idea This involved what man could prove through sense not religion or superstition Notable ancient Greek historians philosophers and scientists such as Thucydides Socrates Aristotle and Hippocrates laid down the seeds of modern Western thought An ancient Greek writer who demonstrated modern scientific objectivity was Thucydides Over time this type of scientific objectivity has become a valuable tool of modern Western thought The vividness and detail of Thucydides description of the effects of the plague is striking A doctor today would be very impressed by the accuracy and detailed description of the plague Externally the body was not very hot to the touch nor was there any pallor the skin was rather reddish and livid breaking out into small pustules and ulcers This precise description of the plague would be comparable to any description written today The scientific objectivity demonstrated by the ancient Greeks had a direct influence on our medical and non-medical description today Many ancient Greeks such as Socrates used logic another invaluable tool of modern Western thought Socrates by asking simple questions was able to draw answers from people that supported his argument By thinking a problem through step-by-step Socrates was able to formulate answers to a problem or question This laid down the foundation for modern logic Not at all my dear Agathon It is truth that you find impossible to withstand there is never the slightest difficulty in withstanding Socrates This shows that Socrates merely saw himself as a guide to logic Aristotle one of the very first scientists used evidence to support his claims Today any argument made must be supported by evidence Any argument not supported by evidence is not accepted as fact Aristotles use of evidence made
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