Harvard University was founded before calculus was invented.


Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the U.S. The "New College," as it was originally called, had no calculus classes because it didn't exist yet. The invention of calculus would come in the late 17th century with Gottfried Leibniz's 1684 publication of "Nova Methodus," and in part with Isaac Newton's "Principia" in 1687, followed by additional explanations and reformulations by subsequent mathematicians. Also, European physicist, mathematician and astronomer Galileo was still alive during Harvard's early years -- he died in 1642.

8 Surprising Historical Facts That Will Change Your Concept Of Time...

My goodness, modern science has been around long enough to figure this out! If the universe is 13.8 billion years old, and the Earth is 4.54 billion years old, and Homo sapiens reached anatomical modernity about 200,000 years ago, and Harvard was established 378 years ago, and calculus came 330 years ago, and Newton's Principia was published 327 years ago. why are we still acknowledging creationism or intelligent design in 2014 as a possible science subject in schools? Have we not grown way past that nonsense?   

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