1. a presocratic Greek philosopher and astronomer (who predicted an eclipse in 585 BC) who was said by Aristotle to be the founder of physical science; he held that all things originated in water (624-546 BC)
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  • The eldest school of Greek philosophy, called the Ionian, was founded by Thales of Miletus, about the middle of the sixth century B.C. Mosaics of Grecian History
  • Scientific director of Unité mixte de physique CNRS/Thales, Orsay, France, since 1995. www2. htm The 2007 Nobel Prize in Physics - Press Release
  • Aristotle (384 – 322 BC) wrote about a philosopher called Thales "who was very poor. The End of Capitalism
  • The Taiwanese Navy bought the six Lafayette-class frigates from French defense company Thomson-CSF (now called Thales). Taipei Times
  • Such was Penthesilea, who, if we may credit ancient story, led her army of viragoes to the assistance of Priam, king of Troy; Thomyris, who encountered Cyrus, king of Persia; and Thalestris, famous for her fighting, as well as for her amours with Alexander the Great. Sketches of the Fair Sex, in All Parts of the World
  • Some being of the opinion of Thales, that water was the original of all things, thought it most equal103 to submit unto the principle of putrefaction, and conclude in a moist relentment. 104 Others conceived it most natural to end in fire, as due unto the master principle in the composition, according to the doctrine of Heraclitus; and therefore heaped up large piles, more actively to waft them toward that element, whereby they also declined a visible degeneration into worms, and left a lasting parcel of their composition. Hydriotaphia, or Urn-burial
  • The Sunday Times reported Masekela as saying she had arranged a meeting between Mbeki - who was then deputy president and overseeing the arms procurement process - and French arms company Thompson CSF, now called Thales, that was bidding for a South African contract. ANC Daily News Briefing
  • The disciples of Thales and Pythagoras grant that all bodies are passible and divisible into infinity. Essays and Miscellanies
  • The frigate is equipped with Thales Defence Sceptre A radar warner.
  • So the golden tripod kept on circulating until, on the seventh pass, it reappeared at Thales's own door!
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