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

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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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    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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    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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