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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Pluto is not Planet X

Published before the recent brouhaha over Pluto’s planetary status, Hoyt’s book on Pluto concentrates on whether or not Lowell deserves credit for predicting Pluto’s discovery.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 06/27 at 01:54 PM

Saturday, June 26, 2010

A Monument to Joseph Priestley

Tucked away in a side alley in Philadelphia is a monument to Joseph Priestley.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 06/26 at 11:25 AM

Friday, June 25, 2010

Exploring Collections: Walter Burley in the College of Physicians

A quick look at one of the books from the Historical Library at the College of Physicians: Walter Burley’s Super VIII libros physicorum

Posted by Darin Hayton on 06/25 at 10:30 PM

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Renaissance Art or Neuroanatomy (part 3)

A brief rant about the additional attention paid to the Suk and Tamargo article in which they claim to find various neuroanatomical structures in Michelangelo’s fresco in the Sistine Chapel.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 06/24 at 10:42 PM

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Cold War Science Is Everywhere

The most recent Isis includes a nice selection of articles on Cold War Science. It seems the Cold War is as present today as it was twenty years ago.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 06/16 at 07:25 AM

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

History of Science Podcasts

A quick note about two recent podcasts dealing with the history of science.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 06/15 at 10:25 PM

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Renaissance Art or Neuroanatomy (part 2)?

Another rant about physicians and scientists dabbling in the history of science. Seems often to produce a naive whig history. This rant focuses on Suk and Tamargo’s “Concealed Neuroanatomy in Michelangelo’s Separation of Light From Darkness in the Sistine Chapel,” which just appeared in Neurosurgery.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 06/10 at 10:36 PM

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Renaissance Art or Neuroanatomy (part 1)?

The first rant about physicians and scientists dabbling in the history of science. The example this time is an article by F. L. Meshberger on Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam fresco in the Sistine Chapel.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 06/03 at 10:00 PM
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