Isaac stormed out of his house and into his garden, he was absolutely fuming, volcanic even. How dare they, how dare those midget brains criticise him, how dare they suggest he hadn’t invented and developed calculus, how dare they suggest… Read More ›
Galileo and the Twitter storm!
Galileo was dozing in his study. He had spent the night gazing at the stars through his telescope before sitting in his favourite armchair with a glass of Sack to soothe his troubled thoughts. He just KNEW that Copernicus was… Read More ›
Natural Philosophy #10 Scientist Burned Alive!
Three connected incidents spread across two centuries make not only for interesting reading but also serve as a warning and an opportunity about the politicisation of modern science. I will leave each reader to interpret these three incidents as you… Read More ›
Natural Philosophy #9 England’s Leonardo
The explosion of genuine science in17th century England ranged from gazing outwards towards the stars to squinting inwards at the minute details of the natural world. From the telescope to the microscope and from Isaac Newton to Robert Hooke, many… Read More ›
Natural Philosophy #8 The Sceptical Chemist
I’m truly amazed at how our scientific understanding of the natural world expanded so much in such a short period of time. Not only did our knowledge of “things” expand, but so did our ability to apply replicable processes and… Read More ›
Natural Philosophy #7 Isaac Newton’s Eyeball
“Hero” might seem to be the wrong word to use when one looks at dictionary definitions of the word, but Isaac Newton is someone whose work I admire greatly, whose career was wider and more interesting than most people know,… Read More ›
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