aristotelian science

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Though interest in Aristotle's ideas survived, they were generally taken unquestioningly.[30] It is not until the age of Alexandria under the Ptolemies that advances in biology can be again found. The first medical teacher at Alexandria Herophilus of Chalcedon, corrected Aristotle, placing intelligence in the brain, and connected the circulatory system to motion and sensation...
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Herophilus also distinguished between skin and arteries, noting that the latter pulse while the former do not.[31] Though a few modern atomists such as Lucretius challenged the teleological viewpoint of Aristotelian ideas about life, teleology (and after the rise of Christianity, natural theology) would remain central to biological thought essentially until the 18th and 19th centuries...
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