How the Ancient Egyptians Understood the 'Demon Star'


eugenedw's picture

This article is typical of the shallow and sensational style of reporting one finds all over the media nowadays. It doesn't really tell us a thing about what exactly it is that the Egyptians did. Only that because they may have happened to notice a regular pattern, this means they had to have known the exact inner workings of that pattern as well. It is like claiming that since they knew blocks of marble are heavy, they must have understood Newtonian gravity thousands of years before Isaac himself.

What does all of this have to do, I wonder, with striking the root of anything?