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A Beacon Of Knowledge

Based on the tag line presented on the Royal Society`s website that reads, “through our policy work, journals, scientific meetings, events, worldwide partnerships and grants and awards, the Royal Society works to support excellence in science, building a home and future for science in the UK,” it is clear that today`s Royal Society encouraged scientists and work adamantly to defend and assist the technological advancement of society. 304 more words

The English Revolution (1/23-1/27)

"Take Nobody's Word for it"

The Royal Society, where “Nullius in verba” or “take nobody’s word for it” is an essential element of “expression of the determination of Fellows to withstand the domination of authority and to verify all statements by an appeal to facts determined by experiment”. 304 more words

The Quest For Enlightenment (2/6-2/17)

The Royal Society's Conquest for Knowledge

Like all advancements in culture, there are political implications that shaped the Royal Society when Charles II reigned. The terms science and exploration tell us the implications it had on the scientific world. 288 more words

The Quest For Enlightenment (2/6-2/17)

Don't Take Their Word for It

The Royal Society has obtained the motto, “Nullius in verba” or “Take Nobody’s Word for It”, it would appear the twenty first century Royal Society holds true to its name. 341 more words

The Quest For Enlightenment (2/6-2/17)

Contradiction Within The Royal Society

Thomas Prat’s essay, The History of the Royal Society of London, for the Improving of Natural Knowledge, focuses on the abandonment of eloquence in speech and writing in order to thrust the ideas within scientific knowledge into a much clearer and obvious light. 332 more words

The Quest For Enlightenment (2/6-2/17)

"To extend not only the boundaries of the Empire..."

One of the more interesting subtleties of the “Frontispiece to Thomas Sprat’s ‘The History of the Royal Society’” is the positioning of Sir Francis Bacon’s left hand. 412 more words

The Quest For Enlightenment (2/6-2/17)

Knowledge Appreciated for Monetary Value Rather than Intellectual Cultivation

During the quest for enlightenment, religiosity and spiritual values were in decline, while rationality and scientific reasoning were prized as redeeming qualities for well-known intellectuals, such as Francis Bacon, Thomas Sprat, and Sir Isaac Newton.   457 more words

The Quest For Enlightenment (2/6-2/17)