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HIEU201Lecture38 - HIEU 201 Dec 3rd 2008 Scientific...

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HIEU 201 Dec 3 rd , 2008 Scientific Revolution II 1. The Beginnings of Scientific Professionalism a. The creation of scientific societies i. Accademia Segreta : Naples 1540s – were interested in science also in any economic sense and any potential improvements to their social status ii. Accademia dei Lincei (Rome, 1603; Galileo, 1611) iii. Royal Society of London (1660) – chaos in England, no money to fund science, any man who demonstrated interest elected immidiately, whereas in France process was more difficult as they actually had the money iv. Academie Royale des Sciences (Colbert, 1666) b. The role of women in advancing science i. Maria Cunitz (1610-1664), Silesian astronomer ii. Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717), Swish entomologist – categorized many of the new things found in Asia iii. Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle (1623-1674) – sponsored numerous scientists; involved in science herself; called “Mad Marg” for publishing her work 1. Grounds of Natural Philosophy
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