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The University At War, 1914-1925 Britain, France, and the United States.

We are delighted to announce the publication of HSTM Network committee member Dr. Tómas Irish’s book The University At War, 1914-1925 Britain, France, and the United States. 171 more words

History Of Science

Call for papers: Finding New Zealand's Scientific Heritage

Venue: Victoria University of Wellington
Date: 23-24 November 2015

2015 is a significant year for New Zealand science history. It is 150 years since James Hector arrived in Wellington to set up many of our national science organisations and 100 years since Ernest Marsden arrived in Wellington. 712 more words

History Of Science

He Zhaowu (何兆武) on why modern science did not develop in China (from Renmin ribao 人民日报)

何兆武:中国为什么没有产生近代科学

何兆武

来源:人民日报2015年3月16日

For the original website see here. 

  在古代和中世纪,中国的科学曾经长期居于领先地位。但到了文艺复兴以后,当西方大踏步建立起近代科学体系时,中国的科学相形之下却日益落后了,并且直到19世纪中叶仍对西方17世纪已经确立的近代科学体系茫然无知。这是为什么?

近代科学的诞生和发展首先必须和某个社会阶级的利益密切结合在一起,也就是说这个阶级本身的利益需要科学。这一条件正是西欧上升中的并且不久就取得统治权的市民阶级所具备、而为其他国家历史上的一切阶级所不具备的。当时,西欧这个新兴的阶级迫切需要天文、地理、航海、制造、火炮乃至世界范围的政治、经济、贸易、社会、历史诸多方面的知识,这些知识和他们的切身利益密切相关,但这些知识和传统社会各统治阶级的利益关系并不大。迟至20世纪初,一些亚非不发达国家的王公贵胄虽然也把自己的子弟送到牛津、剑桥受教育,但这些人回国之后并不把西方的科技引入自己的国家。这里的奥秘是,科学从思想上,也从社会上对等级制度起着一种瓦解的作用。一切人和物,无论多么伟大或多么渺小,在科学面前其价值都一律平等,都服从同样的铁的法则,其间并不存在任何高低贵贱之分。在当时中国历史上,并没有出现这样的社会阶级,而且整个社会也一直无法突破等级观念和体制的束缚。

Newspaper Article

History of the AMNH Fossil Halls - Part 1

Much of what I write for this site starts with an attempt to find one reference or another, only to discover that it does not exist online.  2,116 more words

Museums

YANSS 046 - Unlearning, Laser Eyes, and Reptilian False Flags

The Topics: Just-So Stories and Conspiracy Theories

The Guest: Steven Novella

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Perception

The Pope's Shluchim

I’ve just been reading Amir Alexander’s book Infinitesimal, about the intellectual struggle over the concepts of infinitesimals and the continuum in mathematics and science (and theology) in the 17th century. 56 more words

Society

The patron saint of cranks and charlatans

I can’t remember who it was who referred to Galileo that way. Ted Cruz, the right-wing US senator, presidential candidate, and one-time Ivy League super-elitist has… 375 more words

Politics