PACHSmörgåsbord: Isaac Newton

Monday, January 04, 2010

Science Hagiography, Google Style

Today Google celebrates Isaac Newton’s birthday with a falling apple.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 01/04 at 10:15 AM

Sunday, January 17, 2010

HoS Micropost: Newton and the Apple

A quick pointer to an article in the Independent about Newton and the apple as well as a link to the Royal Society’s Turning the Pages™ on-line exhibition.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 01/17 at 10:27 PM

Monday, January 18, 2010

HoS Micropost: Newton and the Apple (redux)

If you prefer the style of the Guardian, they too have an article on Newton and his apple, and The Royal Society’s Turning the Pages™ gallery. This post also includes links to the British Library’s and the Wellcome Library’s Turning the Pages™ galleries.

UPDATE: This post now also includes a link to the New Scientist article about Newton’s apple.
UPDATE #2: Links to the articles in Scientific American and in the NY Times.
UPDATE #3: Now this is just silly—link to the BBC News story and to the History Today article.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 01/18 at 08:03 AM

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

James Voelkel on Bringing Newton’s Alchemy to the Masses

James Voelkel spoke this past Tuesday about recent efforts to produce on-line editions of Isaac Newton’s alchemical manuscripts. The project, “The Chymystry of Isaac Newton” is an ambitious history-of-science foray into digital humanities.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 02/10 at 10:58 PM

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Science is Not Just a Word

Leonardo is once again being held up as a scientist. What are the problems with using such a term anachronistically? This post tries to raise questions about what is science and how do we identify it in the past.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 05/27 at 02:54 PM
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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Is Rupert Sheldrake a Modern Giordano Bruno?

Hero or heretic? Peter Foges compares Rupert Sheldrake to Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, and Bruno.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 09/22 at 08:07 PM

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