Creatin' geometry and astronomy
This knowledge influenced Plato, Socrates and Hippocrates

from Ras Kass – Nature of the Threat Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

“Geometry” is a Greek word, meaning “earth measurement,” but the science of geometry predates the Greeks. Scholars say it originated in ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt (or Kemet) in the 2nd Century BCE. Ras Kass says that Greek scholars learned geometry from Egyptian/Kemetan teachers.

Astronomy is far older than geometry, and it developed independently all over the world. However, Ras Kass says that Egyptian/Kemetan scholars taught the Greeks new insights into astronomy.

This learning influenced the development of the great Greek philosophers Plato and Socrates, as well as Hippocrates, the supposed “father of medicine” (Ras Kass disagrees with giving Hippocrates this honor, though).

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