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The Pythagoreans
tycho
#1 Posted : Sunday, February 10, 2019 7:14:21 AM
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One question bugging my mind is; why were the Pythagoreans so secretive about their work that one could only share their secrets at the risk of death?
Impunity
#2 Posted : Sunday, February 10, 2019 12:40:25 PM
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tycho wrote:
One question bugging my mind is; why were the Pythagoreans so secretive about their work that one could only share their secrets at the risk of death?


Because religion was controlling the world 100%....the Earth then was believed to be flat and the center of the universe.
Anyone thinking otherwise was killed immediately when caught.
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tycho
#3 Posted : Monday, February 11, 2019 3:27:35 AM
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Impunity wrote:
tycho wrote:
One question bugging my mind is; why were the Pythagoreans so secretive about their work that one could only share their secrets at the risk of death?


Because religion was controlling the world 100%....the Earth then was believed to be flat and the center of the universe.
Anyone thinking otherwise was killed immediately when caught.


Not true. The Pythagoreans believed in a spherical earth, a heliocentric universe and the murder I have mentioned seems to have been caused by a matter that hasn't come out clearly.

Your belief about the ancients and religion is simplistic. Pythagoras was religious, yet his was probably not the mainstream religion.

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