Saturday, January 26, 2013
Piracy in early modern printing was common, often motivated by profit. A pair of pamphlets from the late 1650s prompt us to think more about how specific borrowings might reflect cultural expectations and tropes.
Posted by Darin Hayton on 01/26 at 01:59 PM
Monday, January 07, 2013
A recent article in the BBC about Japanese preference for confessions in criminal trials seems oddly familiar. Confessions for witchcraft can raise some interesting questions about confessions and our continued reliance on them
Posted by Darin Hayton on 01/07 at 01:32 PM
Friday, January 04, 2013
Further adventures in an academic’s library. Once again we can begin to piece together his reading practices and predilections. These notes come from his undergraduate years as an engineering student.
Posted by Darin Hayton on 01/04 at 01:35 PM
Our intrepid physicist-turned historian of science turns his attention and pencil toward Thomas Kuhn. Here’s what he thought.
Posted by Darin Hayton on 01/04 at 01:29 PM
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
How one particular historian of science read his history of science. More adventures in an academic’s library.
Posted by Darin Hayton on 11/14 at 11:57 AM
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Here is some more Velikovsky material I found in a box I recently opened.
Posted by Darin Hayton on 11/11 at 10:47 PM
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Hurricane Sandy has quickly become a political. This is nothing new. In the 17th century hurricanes entered the European popular press as a political or religious tool.
Posted by Darin Hayton on 10/30 at 04:12 PM
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Recollections of an interview with physicist John Archibald Wheeler
Posted by Paul Halpern on 10/14 at 06:36 PM
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Coincidentally, I received a copy of Immanuel Velikovsky’s Worlds in Collision today. The previous owner read it carefully and underlined numerous passages.
Posted by Darin Hayton on 09/25 at 12:50 PM
Monday, September 24, 2012
Albrecht Dürer’s syphilitic man illustrated a poem on syphilis by the Nürnberg physician Theodore Ulsenius who, like other physicians of the time, used astrology to explain the diseases advent, spread, and symptoms.
Posted by Darin Hayton on 09/24 at 05:43 AM
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