Thales and science An important contribution of Thales to scientific thought was the discovery of nature. By this, we mean the idea that the natural phenomena we see around us are explainable in terms of a set of natural lawsThales
Noteworthy facts associated with Thales Thales was an astronomer, he correctly predicted an eclipse of the sun. Until Thales, the world and the universe were explained mythologically found a way to calculate the height of the pyramids by measuring their shadow and calculated the distance of a ship at sea from observations taken from two points on land
Key points about Hippocrates Founder of medicine Regarded as the greatest physician of his time Believed that illness had a physical and a rational explanation He rejected the views of his time. These views considered illness to be caused by superstitions and by possession of evil spirits and disfavor of the gods.
Hippocrates continued.. belief that the body must be treated as a whole and not just a series of parts founded a medical school on the island of Cos, Greece and began teaching his ideas developed an Oath of Medical Ethics for physicians to follow. This Oath is taken by physicians today as they begin their medical practice