By Natural Philosopher Mike Prestwood
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Thales of Miletus (624 – 546 BCE)

Thales of Miletus (624 – 546 BCE)

Absolute Years From Now: -624
Story Reference Date: 02/21/2022

Thales of Miletus was a Greek philosopher, mathematician, and astronomer. Considered by many including Aristotle to be the first philosopher in the Greek tradition. He is also considered the father of science by many.

Some of my favorite translated sayings are:

  • Know thyself.
  • A multitude of words is no proof of a prudent mind.
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