Sunday, July 23, 2017

The Results of Western Civilization

When explaining why the history of Western Civilization matters, I often point to the periodic table of the elements as an example of how the Western heritage of reason led to this method of deducing properties of previously unknown elements which has since provided an understanding of electron shells and bonding.  But I found another symbol of the power of Western Civilization for my PowerPoint, a bit less abstract:

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