By: Kalim Ahmad
If F.R Leavis would have studied Thales, he would not have criticized modern technology.
Thales was a towering personality of Greece who for the first time divided a year to 365 days. He predicted the first solar eclipse in 28th May 585 B.C. His work on right angle triangle is of vital importance in today’s mathematics. He for the first time measured the heights of Egyptian Pyramids from its shadow through the use of geomatrical knowledge. Also he was the first person known to have studied electricity. He was also included in the 7 Sages of Greece. In one of his proverb Thales says, “Know Thyself”.