Ancient Roots of Modern Science

Talk of the Nation Science Friday resumes with a look at ancient cultures around the world and their pioneering discoveries in science and math.

Guests:

DIck Teresi
*Author of Lost Discoveries: The Ancient Roots of Modern Science — from the Babylonian to the Maya
*Science Writer, co-author of The God Particle, Amherst, Mass.

Jamil Ragep
*Professor of the History of Science, Coordinator of Middle Eastern Studies, and Co-Director of the Center for Peace Studies, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla.

Roger Hart
*Assistant Professor in the Departments of History and Asian Studies, University of Texas at Austin

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

Support comes from: