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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Who cares about the history of science?

The first in what I hope will be an occasional series of reflections on the principles by which we justify our field.

Posted by Nathaniel Comfort on 03/24 at 11:18 PM
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Sunday, March 06, 2011

Atomism and Dante’s Sixth Circle

A brief history of the once-controversial notion of atomism.

Posted by Paul Halpern on 03/06 at 11:33 AM
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Saturday, March 05, 2011

Interview with Clyde Tombaugh, March 31, 1996

An interview of Clyde Tombaugh, conducted by phone on March 31, 1996 as part of the research for my book “The Quest for Alien Planets.”

Posted by Paul Halpern on 03/05 at 07:12 PM

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Philadelphia Area Special Collections Search Engine

The PACHS special collections search tool is an excellent way to find history of science material throughout the region. What becomes clear almost immediately is how much material there is in the area.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 03/02 at 11:01 PM
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Exploring Collections: Satirical Scientific Pamphlet at the Library Company

Another foray into the rich holdings at The Library Company of Philadelphia. This time the focus is on a 17th-century satire that includes sections on overpopulation, astrological quacks, and longitude.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 03/02 at 10:59 PM
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