A History of Science

A History of Science

A podcast exploring the cultures, communities, and contexts of scientific progress.

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May 27, 2020 25 min

The French Revolution was the culmination of Enlightenment thinking. But rather than celebrating science, the revolutionaries suppressed ideas and killed the people that held them.

Jones, Steve

Revolutionary Science: Transformation and Turmoil in the Age of the Guillotine Book

2017, ISBN: 1681773090.

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@book{Jones2017,
title = {Revolutionary Science: Transformation and Turmoil in the Age of the Guillotine},
autho...
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In the 16th century, alchemy became a victim of its own success. The more it achieved, the more its reputation suffered.

Moran, Bruce T

Distilling Knowledge Book

2006, ISBN: 9780674022492.

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@book{Moran2006,
title = {Distilling Knowledge},
author = {Bruce T. Moran},
url = {http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674022492
},
isbn = {9780674022492},
year = {2006},
date = {2006-09-0...
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In the 16th century, great advances were made in anatomy. Amazingly, this didn’t lead to a single improvement in surgery, which remained crude, cruel, and lethal.

Wootton, David

Bad Medicine Book

2007, ISBN: 9780199212798.

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@book{Wootton2007,
title = {Bad Medicine},
author = {David Wootton},
url = {http://www.badmedicine.co.uk},
isbn = {9780199212798},
year = {2007},
date = {2007-11-01},
key...
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Computing began long before the twentieth century. Mechanical calculators ran on cogs, wheels, and steam engines.

Padua, Sydney

The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage Book

2015.

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@book{Padua2015,
title = {The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage},
author = {Sydney Padua},
url = {http://sydneypadua.com/2dgoggles/the-book/
},
year = {2015},
date = {2015-04-21},
keywords = {},
...
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Columbus discovers America. But more importantly, he discovers discovery itself.

Wootton, David

The Invention of Science Book

2016, ISBN: 978-0141040837.

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@book{Wootton2016,
title = {The Invention of Science},
author = {David Wootton},
url = {https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/132992/the-invention-of-science/
},
isbn = {978-0141040837},
year = {2016},
date = {2016-09-29},
keywords = {},
pub...
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Daring 17th century doctors try their hand at blood transfusion. With fatal consequences.

Tucker, Holly

Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution Book

2012, ISBN: 978-0-393-34223-9.

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@book{Tucker2012,
title = {Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution},
author = {Holly Tucker},
url = {http://www.holly-tucker.com/blood-work/
},
isbn = {978-0-39...
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