In Global History, we've been going over Ancient China, and I was looking through my textbook, taking notes on Tao(Dao)ism. I found this excerpt a little too wierd.
"...Instead of accepting nature as it was, Daoist priests searched for a substance to bring immortality and experimented with alchemy trying to transfrom originary metal into gold. To achieve this goal, alchemists mixed chemistry and magic. Sometimes, their experiments led to advances to science. Efforts to find the key to eternal life may have contributed to discoveries in medicine..."
Ling, and the crew from Xing, anyone? There's more about the Daoist's creating gunpowder, but as of now, that's not relevant to Ling, and the crew but come on. Cool info that once again Arakawa didn't make up.