The new question is:
If you could have practiced science in any time and any place throughout history, which would it be, and why?…
two several time periods I would love to practice science in.
The first is anytime pre-NAGPRA. As the linked article shows, NAGPRA has put a definite damper on North American skeletal biology. Not that I don’t synpathize with Native Americans…I just think we have gone too far in the other direction to the detriment of physical anthropology.
Although, doing science in the time of Thales of Miletus or Aristarchus of Samos would have been cool too!
Of course, working in physics around the time Einstein published his relativity papers, or in biology around the time of Darwin and Huxely would have been cool!
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