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T. H. Huxley, James Clerk Maxwell, and the divorce of science from religion

A review of “Huxley’s Church and Maxwell’s Demon:
from theistic science to naturalistic science”,
by Matthew Stanley of New York University,
University of Chicago Press, 2014…
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James Clerk Maxwell (1831 - 1879), on Faraday's lines of force

“…In order to appreciate the requirements of the science, the student must make himself familiar with a considerable body of mathematics, the mere retention of which in the memory materially hinders further progress…. 10 more words

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James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879)

James C. Maxwell was a 19th century pioneer in chemistry and physics who articulated the idea of electromagnetism.

“We have strong reason to conclude that light itself—including radiant heat and other radiation, if any—is an electromagnetic disturbance in the form of waves propagated through the electromagnetic field according to electromagnetic laws.”

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"In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this"*...

Certain scientific circles of the nineteenth century were home to a rather unexpected preoccupation: the dropping of cats. While at university in Trinity College, Cambridge, James Clerk Maxwell, who would go onto become arguably the greatest theoretical physicist of the nineteenth century, was reportedly well known for the activity.

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Real Sciencetists who were also very real Christians

Great Scientists (left to right): Kirby, Pasteur, Newton, Carver, Maxwell, Kepler, Boyle, Bell
The greatest scientists—the ones most responsible for great discoveries—were creationists.
These include Kepler, Newton, Boyle, Bell, Kirby, Maxwell, Pasteur and Carver, among many others. 1,722 more words

Maxwell's Demon: How to defeat entropy

If you’ve ever studied the topic of energy at school, you might have heard of “entropy”. It’s basically another name for disorder in the universe. For example if you mix milk in your tea, no matter how hard you try you can’t get all of it out. 242 more words


Momentele Creaţiei: James Clerk Maxwell

Albert Einstein a spus că James Clerk Maxwell a adus contribuții în fizică mai mari decât orice om de știință, afară de Isaac Newton.

Maxwell a dezvoltat explicații teoretice și matematice complexe pentru toate forțele din univers, cu excepția gravitației și a forțelor nucleare. 191 more words

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