Ancient Greek wisdom for addressing today’s challenges in Science
Ancient Greek philosophy has eloquently condensed in a plethora of succinct phrases, known as ‘apophthegms’, concepts that modern scientists would need several pages of text to define, explain or elaborate on. Despite being thousands of years old, these quotes are remarkably pertinent to many aspects of modern life and constitute a solid conceptual framework for addressing today’s challenges and burning questions. Over the years, my collaborators and I have used illustrative examples of quotes by ancient Greek philosophers as introductory remarks or opening statements in a series of review articles, opinion papers or commentaries. Here I would like to share these quotes for your consideration in the hope that some of them may strike a familiar chord with you.