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Jaman coleman

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Ancient Philosophy
Modern Philosophy

The ancient Greeks believed that there were four elements that everything was made up of: earth, water, Air and Fire
It's closely linked to air. Fire needs three things in order to exist: oxygen, fuel, and heat. The intensity of a fire varies because it is dependent on the oxygen, fuel, and heat available to it. When all three of these things are in a controlled situation, such as in candles or a campfire, fires are considered helpful.
But when one or more of these things are not controlled, such as in a wildfire or a burning building, fires can easily become very dangerous
Air was considered a "pure" element, but in fact the air that's all around us is made up of a variety of gases: primarily nitrogen and oxygen, with almost 1% argon and even smaller amounts of carbon dioxide and other elements such as krypton and helium. The composition of air is just right for life on Earth, though. We use a lot of the oxygen we get from the air, then breathe out carbon dioxide - which plants need to manufacture their food through photosynthesis. Plants in turn give off oxygen during photosynthesis
While we do know now that these previous theories are false, in a way the four elements do align with the four states of matter that modern science has agreed on: solid (earth), liquid (water), gas (air), and plasma (fire)
Jaman Coleman
The idea that these four elements - earth, water, air, and fire - made up all matter was the cornerstone of philosophy, science, and medicine for two thousand years. The elements were "pure" but could not be found in that state on earth. Every visible thing was made up of some combination of earth, water, air, and fire.
Philosophy definition of matter that which is itself formless but can receive form and become substance. This relates to fire because it is also formless and before it takes a form has to be collaborated with other elements.
Something that occupies space and can be perceived by one or more senses; a physical body, a physical substance, or the universe as a whole.
Space is the dimensions of height, depth, and width within which all things exist and move.
I chose these two as partners because as I thought about it I seen that air was almost identical to space but simply on a smaller scale.

When I viewed the two definitions It seems that they were very similar. They both contain mass, and creates a place where all materials can reside.
The unlimited three-dimensional expanse in which all material objects are located
These two were paired because..
This relates to fire, i say this because it is also formless and before it takes a form has to be collaborated with other elements.
Water has a high specific heat index, meaning that it takes a lot of energy to change its temperature. This is essential for life to survive on a planet. The abundance of water on the earth keeps the planet in a very short but comfortable temperature range. The average surface temperature of the earth is 59 º F with the highest recorded temperature 135.9 º F and the lowest recorded temperature -128.6 º F.
the strength and vitality required for sustained physical or mental activity.
Water is also a main way of energy, it creates electricity in order for society to continue. Also just like energy water is needed for everything on planet earth to survive.
power derived from the utilization of physical or chemical resources, esp. to provide light and heat or to work machines.
The earth is full of a wide variety of rocks and minerals which provides the soil to grow vegetation and support life.
It is easy to think of the earth as being solid dirt through and through, but in reality it is made up of several layers. While many of these layers are solid, the layer that surrounds the core is called the liquid outer core. It is so hot inside the earth that the rock at this layer has actually melted. The solid inner core is just as hot as the liquid layer surrounding it, but the pressure on the inner core is so great that scientists believe it is "pressed" into a solid.
The indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole.
Although Earth isn't regarded as a unit of time, you can view past and present events that occurred. For example the grand canyon yous can see where the water carved into the water over long periods of time
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