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Do we think we live in a story-less present of sterile truths? We breathed life into the universe!

We inherited a world which began in indifference, a meaningless act which we painted in codes… 178 more words

Poetry

Pedagogical Practices: What is the History of Science?

by Brent Purkaple

Pedagogical Practices is a biweekly blog series which focuses on the integration of the History of Science with education. See “About this Blog” for more information. 751 more words
Pedagogical Practices

"Alchemy is the art that separates what is useful from what is not by transforming it into its ultimate matter and essence"*...

And yet surely to alchemy this right is due, that it may be compared to the husbandman whereof Aesop makes the fable, that when he died he told his sons that he had left unto them gold buried under the ground in his vineyard: and they digged over the ground, gold they found none, but by reason of their stirring and digging the mould about the roots of their vines, they had a great vintage the year following: so assuredly the search and stir to make gold hath brought to light a great number of good and fruitful inventions and experiments, as well for the disclosing of nature as for the use of man’s life.

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Collectors of the Nineteenth Century

In Victorian times, collecting was all the rage. People collected many different things such as butterflies, stamps, shells, stones, weapons, and even human bones. Some were motivated to collect in the name of… 894 more words

1850s People

Ten Terrifying Knives from Medical History

I’m excited to announce that I’ve just finished filming the first episode of my new YouTube series, Under The Knife, and will be releasing it very soon (please subscribe to… 659 more words

Casebooks

First Night Design reblogged this on First Night History and commented:

I'm not particularly keen on the cataract knife as I'm waiting for an operation. Mind you, I believe things have changed a little in the last 100 years or so!

Ten Terrifying Knives from Medical History

I’m excited to announce that I’ve just finished filming the first episode of my new YouTube series, Under The Knife, and will be releasing it very soon (please subscribe to… 659 more words

Casebooks