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 #6 The Weapon Salve
A couple of weeks ago I spent 4 days in hospital having a hip replacement, this was my 4th surgical procedure in 18 months so I’m feeling a little battered. But my reading of the history of science, especially just… Read More ›
Natural Philosophy #5 John Dalton’s Eyeball
There is a rather strange story, a true story, about John Dalton, who is known as The Founding Father of Chemistry. It concerns his eyeballs and I’ll come onto them shortly. Dalton is best known for his Atomic Theory, the… Read More ›
Natural Philosophy: #2 Who was the first REAL scientist?
Who would you guess at as the answer to my question in the title of this post, who was the first REAL scientist? Isaac Newton, Aristotle, Copernicus, Archimedes, Galileo? All are famous men with connections to science though in quite… Read More ›
Natural Philosophy #1 The garlic & the magnet
My blogging has focused a great deal on Wine for the past couple of years and with the occasional dash of philosophy (including Buddhism) and photography. For my regular followers you may have noticed that in some of my most… Read More ›
Ego Integrity? 3/8 Did YOU have University with benefits!
This is the third in a series of eight “old age” reflections on this period of my life. (The process and place of such reflections is described in the final paragraph.) It conjures up the words, academic, scientist, logic, loyalty,… Read More ›
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