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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 month ago

People in 1100s, did they know about gravity?

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  • 1 month ago

    They knew that there was a force, but they didn't knew gravity or magnetic force

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    No, Newton invented the concept in the 17th century.

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  • JOHN B
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    1 month ago

    It was known earlier than that. They must have because they certainly knew about anti-gravity. It's the only way to move an 800 ton block of stone 20 ft into the air and position it with a tolerance of .0002 in.

    https://www.ancient-origins.net/opinion-guest-auth...

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  • Sky
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    They experienced it and knew it was there as that's all they ever knew of the world, but they never contemplated what it was.  It's like those who experienced the air they breathed as a part of all they knew of the world without ever contemplating what that substance was that they moved in and out of their lungs and felt hitting them on a breezy day, until someone started to contemplate and study it.

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  • xyzzy
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    They had a practical knowledge of gravity. That things tended to fall downwards.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    They knew not to jump off high walls so yes

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  • 1 month ago

    Pretty much - from practical observation.

    No, they couldn't formulate it, and had never heard of the inverse square law, and they didn't know that it was gravity that held the solar system together - but they did know which direction something would fall if you dropped it. 

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