|6 And wasn't supposed to open it,
7 So she opened it right up, of course,
8 And let out all the atroubles of the world,
9 Except that bhope didn't fly out with the rest of the stuff,
10 cBut stayed in the box,
11 dFor some reason.
12 They believed that echoes were caused by another myth,
13 About a Greek named eNarcissus,
14 fWho had an unhappy love affair with himself,
15 gAnd drowned,
16 But who was mourned for all eternity by a girl named hEcho,
17 Who cried herself to nothing,
18 Except her voice,
19 Which explains why when we shout into a canyon, we hear our own voice come back,
20 Or something like that.
21 iThe Greeks had a lot of great myths like this that explained the way things work in the physical world,
22 jWhich is why the Greeks also believed they were very good at science,
23 And why we have science today.
CHAPTER 141 For example, there was the Greek scientist named kAristotle,
2 Who was the student of a Greek named lPlato,
3 Who heard about a place called Atlantis,
4 mWhere there was a tribe almost as Chosen as the Greeks,
||5 Who lived on an island in the Atlantic Ocean,
6 nWhich they named after themselves,
7 oThen disappeared when their island was scattered to the four corners of the earth by a volcano.
8 Plato got to be this brilliant by being the student of a Greek named pSocrates,
9 Who was such a good teacher that he never explained anything,
10 qBut made the students explain it to themselves,
11 Which is called the Socratic method,
12 rAnd explains why civilization has gotten so advanced over the years,
13 sExcept that some of the other Greeks didn't like Socrates' method and made him drink themlock,
14 uWhich cut his thread in no time flat.
16 Aristotle was part of this brilliant tradition,
17 And invented science,
18 Causing Hypocrites, who invented medicine and doctors, not to mention vswearing,
19 And Galen, who invented wmathematics,
20 Unless it was really Thales who invented mathematics,
21 But he was a Greek too, so it doesn't really matter which it was,
22 And xPythagoras, who invented the Pythagorean theorem,
23 And Euclid, who invented Euclidean geometry,
24 And Zeno, who invented yZeno's arrow,