Many historians credit ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle with inventing science. The history of science includes a number of other notable people who advanced it, most notably by introducing and refining the scientific method.Know More
Aristotle described nature and the way it worked unlike any before him. He was the first to use observations to describe the world around him, which is the foundation of empirical science. However, whether he invented science is debatable to some extent as he did not use the scientific method.
Many know Roger Bacon as the originator of the scientific method, which emphasizes observation and experiments to confirm hypotheses and the use of measurable empirical data. However, many historians now credit Muslim scholar Ibn al-Haytham for developing the same ideas 250 years before Bacon did. Born in what is now Iraq, al-Haytham outlined the process of stating a problem, coming up with a hypothesis about it, then setting up a rigorous series of experiments to test this hypothesis.
Roger Bacon, however, can be credited with introducing inductive reasoning to the scientific method. Inductive reasoning makes broad generalizations from observations, and these generalizations are known to be probably, if not certainly, true. Francis Bacon further refined the scientific method during the Enlightenment Era. His contributions are most notable in the concepts of cause and effect.Learn more in Inventions
Yogurt has been part of the human diet since around 6000 to 5000 B.C and was first made in Central Asia. Yogurt sold in its frozen form was invented in the early 1970s by a dairy operator from New England named H.P. Hood.Full Answer >
Algebra, in its earliest form, was first used by the Babylonians as early as 1700 B.C. It is possible that algebra was used before this time, but historical records are incomplete. However, the algebra used by early civilizations was much more rudimentary than the algebra currently in use today.Full Answer >
Items invented in 1998 include Windows 98, the iMac computer and the MP3 player. Viagra was also approved for use by the United States Food and Drug Administration in 1998.Full Answer >
The concept of mapping the Earth using two sets of parallel lines, one running from north to south and the other from east to west, was first utilized by the Greek Eratosthenes. Hipparchus, another Greek, was the first to use these lines as coordinates for specific locations.Full Answer >