European 'Natural Philosophers' Influence on Science

From: Jack M.
Sent on: Sunday, April 14, 2013 9:14 AM

Terrific history lesson relating to science and how the word 'scientist' was coined. Take 12 minutes and check out this talk.


In 1812, four men at Cambridge University met for breakfast. What began as an impassioned meal grew into a new scientific revolution, in which these men -- who called themselves “natural philosophers” until they later coined “scientist” -- introduced four major principles into scientific inquiry. Historian and philosopher Laura Snyder tells their intriguing story.


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