The Birth of Science
Clip: Episode 2 | 2m 50s
Six miles inland from the nearest coast, the site of Miletus holds clues to the origins of scientific inquiry. 2,500 years ago, silt from the nearby Maeander River destroyed the harbor within a generation. Instead of blaming the gods, however, citizens of Miletus, for the first time, attributed the phenomenon to natural causes.
Aired: 06/27/16Video has closed captioning.