Question: Which Pythagorean gave the first coherent account of the blood vessel system in our bodies?
Correct Answer Diogenes of Apollonia, Crete, was a 6th century scientist and philosopher who also spent time as a pupil of the great Anaximenes. Like his tutor, he believed that air was the primal element. His ideas were greatly influenced by Empedocles, a contemporary.
Question: Which Pythagorean thinker held that the heart was the special seat of life based on its central placement in the circulatory system?
Correct Answer Unfortunately, of the published works of this great Greek statesman and philosopher we only have remaining several hundred lines of poetry. Fortunately, his ideas were carried down through the writings of others, for example Aristotle.
Question: Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space on what date?
Correct Answer On March 26, 1957 Yuri made his first solo flight in a MIG-15. It was October 4, 1957 that the Soviet Union launched the world's first artificial satellite. April 7, 1961 was the date it was decided to send a man into space.
Question: In 1922, Albert received what for his work?
Correct Answer Albert Einstein recieved the Nobel Prize for his work on photo-electricity. Many of his other theories include the atom bomb, radiation treatment to cure cancer, the development of the laser, and space exploration.
Correct Answer Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1879 and died on April 18, 1955, making him 76-years-old. The last twenty-two years of his life were spent at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. There in the quiet college town, Albert was a known face. Every day, the kindly old gray-haired gentleman walked from the office to his house and would always stop to talk politely to any passer-by.
Question: What were Albert's two favorite school subjects?
Correct Answer Albert loved geometry and began studying at the age of twelve. Philosophy was also very important to him because it was the study of the universe and the meaning of life. This encouraged him to look for more answers. He would have philosophy study every Thursday with a medical student named Max Talmey who would join his family for dinner.