Mankind has always been curious about not only the night sky but of all things in nature, this quality is mostly seen in our childhood. Curiosity is what fuels our development as infants, we learn things with great urgency, but unfortunately, as we grow older most of us lose this useful tool in life. It is not astonishing to hear news of apes talk or dolphins communicate with us. But we can never expect them to look up to the stars and wonder as we do. Some might even say that the only difference between animals and us is disambiguation.
The first man to use a rock as a medieval tool was a curious man, Alexander Graham Bell who invented the telephone was a curious man, Wilber & Orwell Wright who made flight possible were two curious men. Our natural urge to be disambiguated is what pushes us to discover and then invent new things and make scientific and technological advances possible. We do not have to be physicists or scientists to observe nature and question! if so a baby would be the best of us.
Throughout time there have been many great philosophers and thinkers who practiced the mechanism above, let me briefly describe some of their ideas and findings.
Aristotle-born in Greece and was the tutor of Alexander the Great. In his time period, the earth was thought to be flat and have deadly ends. The heavens and earth were filled with “Ether” a material like air, it’s there but ungraspable. Rest was the only ground state of any object on which an external force is unapplied. And two objects falling from equal height’s one with horizontal motion and the other only under the influence of gravity would reach the ground at different times, were some of the excepted ideas at that time which we know are to be not very true. Aristotle’s ideas were based on pure logical arguments and not on experimental verification, but still, he is accepted as the first scientist in history.
(The System ISBN 9781631021008)