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The Last Thousand Years: Knowledge Explosion

The most recent thousand years have produced an explosion in mankind's understanding of the laws of nature.That understanding has driven, and been driven by techological advances. The combination of scientific method with the ability to share learning across time and space through books, then radio, television, and now networked computers have enabled eveyone to benefit from everyone else's thoughts at an ever greater pace. Further, technology has freed more of us to live longer, healthier lives that we can dedicate to increasing global knowledge. So more of us are able to dedicate more of our brainpower to advancing mankind, and our contributions expand across the globe faster and faster.

Some of the timeline below is linked to other parts of this site, or to other sites (mostly Wikipedia) where you can learn more about the topics listed. So click away - and enjoy!

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