Humanities in Physics

Ahmad Othman
Professor Karn
English 1A
11 June 2012
Mechanics of the World
Cultures all over the world have changed and advanced their societies and technology from the discoveries of new innovations and theories in Science. The most important base of science and technology that made room for other advances in this field is the theory and applications of physics. Physics today has been improved because of the many contributions of different cultures that have preserved and enhanced the understanding of science. The different contributions in physics from different cultures have continued to change its society through technology, and developed higher understanding of the universe. sciences of many cultures were secluded to one area until now ; we have combined different understandings and innovations from diverse parts of the scientific discovery, which is the reason why physics is an outstanding subject to observe because it has drastically changed and advanced the human perception, art and religion.
Physics has contributed so much towards the perception of many human beings around the world and a good understanding how much it has had an effect on humanity is to start briefly early roots of physics. Numerous philosophers 2400 years ago studied the natural world to understand how it functions. Aristotle was the man who accumulated and sparked the main theories of natural physics we have today. An article called “Science and Religion, 400 B.C. to A.D. 1550” by Edward Grant talks briefly about the philosopher and physicist Aristotle, the man who had changed many civilizations due to his discoveries. In the book it states that, “Aristotle’s efforts were destined to have a lasting effect, enduring for nearly 2,000 years in three different major linguistic cultures and civilizations—Greek (Byzantine Empire), Arabic (Islamic civilization), and Latin (Western Europe) (Grant 47). After he died many of those civilizations used his theories as a base and began improving...