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Probing the Secrets of the Antikythera Mechanism

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Noven, May 11, 2012.

  1. Noven

    Noven 'Neer Deez Nutz
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17989915

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antikythera_mechanism


     
  2. State

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    The knowledge and technology of earlier civilizations amaze me.
     
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  3. NYC Poke

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    Man, me too. I feel like a freaking genius when I can figure out how to roll something heavy on some downed logs. And I can go out to eat afterwards.

    How they figured out movement of stars and stuff is really beyond me. I would have been too busy dodging dinosaurs.
     
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    I'm reminded of it so often by my kids asking me how we know the things we know and I often find I'm unable to explain it other than some dudes way back when were really smart.
     

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