Monthly Archives: September 2010

In memoriam Margaret Osler

An obituary for Margaret Osler is here [h/t Leiter].

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Newton

Lecture #4 from my course, History of Science II (since 1700).

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The Book That Nobody Read.

Which book and who didn’t read it?

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Good, popular history of science II

When I asked for suggestions for good, popular history of science I received a wide variety of responses, which I should have expected, given the nature of Twitter and the range of views that exist regarding what history of science … Continue reading

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The Scientific Revolution

Lecture #3 from my course, History of Science II (since 1700).

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Not the centre but the garbage can.

Where do the dregs of the universe congergate? Read the answer here

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Before The Revolution

Lecture #2 from my course, History of Science II (since 1700).

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Revolution and Change in Science

Lecture #1 from my course, History of Science II (since 1700). The course is an introduction for non-majors, the majority of whom are taking it for a distributional requirement in “Science & Society” and, frankly, probably don’t care about the … Continue reading

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History of Science (since 1700)

Back at my old blog I used to post slides from my course, Origins, Evolution and Creation and some folks seemed to enjoy them. This semester I’m teaching History of Science II, an episodic survey of science since 1700 (thought … Continue reading

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Darwin and the Linguistic Image

(Another review that was published a few years back, in this case in Isis in 2001. Alter’s book is still in print and still worth reading.) Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species was written in a vivid style and, as such, is frequently … Continue reading

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