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N is for Nairne, optical, philosophical, and mathematical instrument-maker

In 2015 the Whipple gratefully received a number of historical science books from the estate of Michael Clark, a former chemistry teacher and collector. Among these was a copy in modern binding of the 2nd edition of Robert Boyle’s… 668 more words


Feeling with the Self

When we are true, we congrue,
with whole of us, we construe,
all of the real-possible-impossible,
The infinite grace we ensue,

This dream just flew, inside the self, a hue, 45 more words

Vulnerability and Everything Is Waiting For You

–by David Whyte (Jul 14, 2016)

Vulnerability is not a weakness, a passing indisposition, or something we can arrange to do without, vulnerability is not a choice, vulnerability is the underlying, ever present and abiding undercurrent of our natural state. 421 more words


Smellin the Air in the Vacuum. . ...

I feel, I assume, I wait, n resume,
In the far-bizarre, I presume,
All of the breaths it consume,
Smellin’ the Air in the Vacuum,.. 86 more words


He's a Legend

Today, I want to to tell you about Roger Bacon. I don’t know exactly when he was born. Best guess, it was somewhere between 1210 and 1220. 1,198 more words

British And Brilliant

G is for Galileo and the tacit 'Dialogues'

We might readily think of several examples, historical and more recent, to illustrate the truism that some of the most famous books in the popular consciousness are those that few have read. 558 more words


Theorivatives and Ethrigrals

`With the psalmic letters and line,
Bordered with the olden design,
Nascent in mind, intuitive and alive,
Here to fore, the maximal arrive,
Sweeter than the nectar, it excite- 83 more words