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Worth Noting

November 20, 2002 1 min read

Science historian and journalist Dick Teresi, from the first chapter of his book Lost Discoveries: The Ancient Roots of Modern Science—from the Babylonians to the Maya, which was published this month by Simon & Schuster.

My embarrassment at having undertaken an assignment with the assumption that non-Europeans contributed little to science has been overtaken by the pleasure of discovering mountains of unappreciated human industry, four thousand years of scientific discoveries by people I had been taught to disregard.”

Science historian and journalist Dick Teresi, from the first chapter of his book Lost Discoveries: The Ancient Roots of Modern Science—from the Babylonians to the Maya, which was published this month by Simon & Schuster.
A version of this article appeared in the November 20, 2002 edition of Education Week as Worth Noting