The Ionian pre-Socratics, mostly from the coastal region of Anatolia (modern-day Turkey), made a revolutionary leap of faith by believing that natural laws, rather than supernatural forces, governed the world’s phenomena, thus laying the groundwork for Western philosophy and science.

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Thales of Miletus: “Water is the principle, or the element, of things.”

Anaximander: “The ordered universe (cosmos) out of the unlimited (apeiron).”

Pythagoras: “Number is the ruler of forms and ideas, and the cause of gods and demons.”

Heraclitus: “The hidden harmony is better than the obvious.”

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