Man’s Changing Vision of the Universe
6000 years ago when the human mind was half asleep Chaldean priests began scanning stars, making maps and time tables of their motions. Their star movements were confined to a narrow lane called the Zodiac, which is divided into 12 sections each names after a constellation of fixed stars in the area.
Greeks take over: Pythagoras of Samos – Founder of a new religious philosophy and the founder of Science, as the world is understood today.
Numbers were sacred, eternal – everything else was perishable; they are the nature not of matter but of mind.
Ionian philosophers were materialists searching for what the universe was made of. Pythagoras’ inquiry was of form/proportion and pattern. What was our relation to the universe NOT what is the universe.
Axis of Pythagoras’ system – music/numbers harmony/proportion.