I really enjoyed our discussion about the Pre-Socratic Philosophers! Something I found incredibly interesting is how Anaximenes viewed heat and cold as tools that allow for the modifications of the elements. On the other hand, Macauley classifies heat and cold to be elements in themselves. I’m not sure if this difference is responsible for the research that had not been done at the time of Anaximenes’ conclusions versus the research that had been done by the time Macauley wrote his book. Regardless, I found this contrast to be very interesting!