March 30, 2020

Review: Magick, Mayhem & Mavericks by Cathy Cobb.

A Classic!

Science history books are some of our favorite tomes to review. Far from being the tidy linear progression of rules and paradigms that we’re presented in High School science, the history of our current knowledge is has often been messy and hard won. And unlike political history that is often re-written by the victor, scientific history has pin-point, objective moments. Sure, we don’t know who that first Neolithic Einstein was that figured out how to smelt metal from ore, but we do know when Newton first worked out his laws of motion, or when the Laws of Thermodynamics were conceived. [Read more...]

The Haunted Observatory by Richard Baum.

Often, modern society forgets the torturous path science has followed and the numerous dead ends that astronomers have traced. Anomalous observations fall to the way side, and what remains has the look of smooth, steady progress. “The Haunted Observatory-Curiosities from the Astronomer’s Cabinet” follows those mysterious log book entries through out history.

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