George Sarton in developing the discipline of Science History made his name immortalized as in the Burndy library, one of the largest libraries in the history of science and technology, located in Norwalk, Connecticut. Dorothy Stimson (1890-1988) explained that all the hard work of a George Sarton is now enjoyed by many people. George Sarton became a key figure in the history of science. Its capacity is very large in developing its ideas seriously. Thomas Samuel Kuhn (1922-1996) showed deep respect for George Sarton who gave birth to monumental works from the results of his in-depth research. Likewise with Sami Khalaf Hamarneh (1925-2010) who highly praised the two monumental works that became the legacy of his life in the field of history of science.
So to this day, George Sarton has been recognized as the Father of the History of Science, and has even succeeded in developing the history of science as a scientific discipline in the West in the first half of the twentieth century, with seriousness, sincerity, even though very few supported him. Eugene Garfield (born 1925 AD) wrote a special essay entitled George Sarton: The Father of History of Science , to describe the biography of George Sarton as the main figure in the formation of the history of science as a scientific discipline.
In the teaching of the history of science, George Sarton reminded that he could hold fast to the original principles of the history of science. The basic principles of teaching the history of science can be arranged as follows:
Not limiting is only studying in one branch of science, because all branches of science grow together and in many ways are interconnected, Does not separate one branch of science with another branch of science, Science transmission is as important as science discovery, Ex oriente lux, ex occidente lex, from the east emerging light, from the West appeared law, more acceptable than Oh East is East and West is West and never the twain shall meet, Original science and applied science grow together in many ways
The Greek Miracle is actually not too amazing because what was achieved by Greece did not occur spontaneously, but the fruit of a long evolution of the impressive achievements of Mesopotamia in Egypt and the Aegean world.
Greek civilization in fact ended in failure, not because of lack of intelligence but because of a lack of character of morality
Hellenistic civilization, which was a combination of Greek and Roman civilization, finally suffered a major test due to the greatest intellectual conflict between Greek and Jewish and Christian figures. The greatest achievement in ancient times was due to intelligence from Greece, while the greatest achievement in the Middle Ages was due to the intelligence of Muslims, the Middle Ages were indeed a dark century and full of war for the West, while a century of glory and light of knowledge for Muslims in the East.