Early applications of science date back
to primitive humans, who discovered how to manipulate fire for their own
benefit. We had already become
practicing chemists. From this
point onwards, man quickly experimented with the world around him, developing a
practical knowledge of chemistry. Principle
interests in ancient societies were metallurgy, pottery, dyes and medicine.
All of these were developed with considerable enthusiasm and skill, even
without a basic understanding of the underlying science.
Back to home page