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What were some methods Chinese used to come up with such amazing creations like paper, compass, clocks, steel with chrome for keeping the blade from rusting etc.

  • What were their "scientific methods?"

  • Is it the same as today but they use it just way before most?

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  • It might be worth looking in Josephs Needhams Science & Civilisation in China. Jan 24 '17 at 2:34
  • @congusbongus: that question was put on hold as being too broad? Jan 24 '17 at 3:46
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    I think the Babylonians, Egyptians, and perhaps Indians may have beaten the Chinese & Europeans to a lot of that.
    – jamesqf
    Jan 24 '17 at 5:05
  • I've voted to re-open the question as the duplicate referred to (I see the link has now been deleted) had a single inadequate answer - it had been voted down (-1). Jan 24 '17 at 13:07
  • @MoziburUllah - Its also on hold, due to being far too broad. However, if this question is an "exact duplicate" of a question that is too broad...
    – T.E.D.
    Jan 24 '17 at 16:34

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