Egypt : ARISTOTLE: "..mathmatical arts were founded in Egypt"

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  1. skuderjaymes

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    "At first he who invented any art whatever that went beyond the
    common perceptions of man was naturally admired by men, not only
    because there was something useful in the inventions, but because he
    was thought wise and superior to the rest. But as more arts were
    invented, and some were directed to the necessities of life, others to
    recreation, the inventors of the latter were naturally always regarded
    as wiser than the inventors of the former, because their branches of
    knowledge did not aim at utility. Hence when all such inventions
    were already established, the sciences which do not aim at giving
    pleasure or at the necessities of life were discovered, and first in
    the places where men first began to have leisure. This is why the
    mathematical arts were founded in Egypt; for there the priestly
    caste was allowed to be at leisure."​

    - From Aristotle's Metaphysics (350 B.C.)​
    translated by W. D. Ross​
     
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    Keita Kenyatta going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    How many books did Aristotle write?

    During his life Aristotle wrote NO books.

    ALL of his books were compiled after his death by his students, and many of those books were composed of notes, which is why Aristotle is actually very turgid reading. Essentially, when one reads Aristotle one is reading lecture notes.
     
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    This entire series of threads was aimed at addressing the major myth that Ancient Greece was the birthplace of civilization. These threads present evidence from a good cross-section of sources.. past and present.. that thoroughly debunk that long long lie.

    http://www.destee.com/index.php?thr...-european-history-by-dr-kwame-nantambu.70156/

    Egypt : - Ancient Egypt's Role in European History By Dr Kwame Nantambu

    Posted: June 15, 2001 When Wellesley College, Boston, Mass, U.S.A., Professor, Mary Lefkowitz published in her book, Not Out of Africa: How...
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    http://www.destee.com/index.php?threads/the-ebers-papyrus-1500-bce.70028/

    Science and Technology : - The Ebers Papyrus (1500 BCE)

    [IMG] The Ebers Papyrus (approximately 1500 BCE), one of the two oldest maintained medical documents, preserved for us most extensive record of...
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    http://www.destee.com/index.php?thr...-herodotus-diodorus-siculus-and-strabo.70002/

    Ethiopia : - History of Ethiopia According to Herodotus, Diodorus Siculus and Strabo

    Herodotus (490-425 BC) The first Greek historian. Called the Father of History. He reports faithfully what the Egyptian priests communicated to him as...
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    http://www.destee.com/index.php?threads/egypt-origin-of-the-greek-culture-by-phillip-coppens.69917/

    Egypt : - Egypt: origin of the Greek culture... by Phillip Coppens

    In 1971, Greek archaeologist Theodore Spyropoulos began his dig on the Amphion hill, which was the legendary burial place of the twins. He soon...
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    http://www.destee.com/index.php?thr...ute-q-a-session-excellent-presentation.69905/

    Black People : - CHEIKH ANTA DIOP: Origin of Humanity (58 Minute Q/A session).. excellent presentation..

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    http://www.destee.com/index.php?threads/black-athena-the-fabrication-of-ancient-greece.69893/

    Black People : - Black Athena: The Fabrication of Ancient Greece

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    http://www.destee.com/index.php?thr...of-mary-leftkowitz-and-prof-guy-rogers.69891/

    Black People : - BLACK ATHENA: Dr. Clarke & Prof. Martin Bernal debate prof. Mary Leftkowitz and Prof. Guy Rogers.

    "Afro-centricity Debate- Dr. Clarke & Professor Martin Bernal debate professor Mary Leftkowitz and Professor Guy Rogers. Mid 90's, Topic of discussion...
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    Hotep,

    Though White folk always need to be taken with a grain of salt.

    Mathematics was learned by the Egyptians from Thoth, an Ethiopian deity. So to say, Greece may have learned from Egypt, but Egypt learned from Ethiopia.
     
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