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    summary ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¹ Philip Ball Philip Ball ¹ 9 download [Curiosity] E–pub á Philip Ball It is curious indeed that a curious person like me never thought that curiosity has a history I thought curiosity was something we're born with Indeed even my dogs are curious as were the racoon babies peering at us as we walked by their nest in the porch of a house in the middle of an inner city neighborhoodCuriously not

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    summary ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¹ Philip Ball [Curiosity] E–pub á Philip Ball Philip Ball ¹ 9 download This took me such a long time to get into that I decided to abandon it The language was often dense and lofty which made the first chapters ne

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    [Curiosity] E–pub á Philip Ball Philip Ball ¹ 9 download summary Curiosity This review first appeared on my blog hereHistories of what is known as the scientific revolution especially those who are writing for a popular audience tend to portray the development of modern science as something new a break from past thought about the world rather than a continuation of it It is as though despite Newton's oft uoted remark about the shoulders of giants the ideas of Copernicus Galileo Descartes and N

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    summary Curiosity [Curiosity] E–pub á Philip Ball summary ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¹ Philip Ball —why is the sea salty?—have animals souls or intelligence? —has opinion its foundation in the animate body? —why do human beings not have horns? —how is it that sound in its passage makes its way through any obstacle whatever? —how is it that joy can be the cause of tears? —why are the fingers of uneual length? —why if you have intercourse with a woman after she has lain with a leper will you ca

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    summary Curiosity [Curiosity] E–pub á Philip Ball summary ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¹ Philip Ball Curiosity was considered a vice in the middle ages and before It is a cardinal virtue in science these days It is a term of praise This book takes a look at the scientific revolution in the 17th century and charts the rising fortunes of curiosity and wonder This is also a good history of the scientific revolution with a large cast Galileo Kepler Newton Bacon Boyle Hooke Lippershays Pepys and almost every notable natural philosopher of the

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    summary Curiosity Philip Ball ¹ 9 download summary ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¹ Philip Ball Review title What do we really want to know?Author Ball frames a fascinating subject what do we want to know? what should we want to know? what is and isn't appropriate to know? What does science want to know and why what does theology want us to know what to accept by faith and what never to uestion? All of these uestions Ball c

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    [Curiosity] E–pub á Philip Ball summary ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¹ Philip Ball Philip Ball ¹ 9 download A great history of the so called scientific revolution of the 16th and 17th centuries He examines the main characters and ideas in the revolution and their cultural context It's pretty academic in tone which is okay but it's far of a history book than a book about the evolution of curiosity There are sections on curiosity how it went from being sacrilegious to being necessary for the learning about the world around us But I guess

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    summary Curiosity summary ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¹ Philip Ball Philip Ball ¹ 9 download If ever there was a book I should give 5 to this is it Unfortunately it is superbly written from a syntax standp

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    summary Curiosity [Curiosity] E–pub á Philip Ball Philip Ball ¹ 9 download I must admit that this book's best uality is probably the author's ambivalence about what he is talking about  To be sure I have a very different perspective on science and curiosity and their larger cultural matters and this book does a good job at reminding the reader if such a reminder is necessary that science has always carried with it a large amount of baggage relating to the larger culture and its own ideas and belief s

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    [Curiosity] E–pub á Philip Ball A mixed bag for me Some chapters were fascinating others dull or misleading The best parts were Ball's takes on the literary responses to the scientific revolution in England chapters 8 and 12 first the slew of Moone books that appeared starting in the 1630s speculating about the possibility of life on the moon; second the satirical tradition that emerged in the later part of the 17th century as a reaction to virtuoso Whiggish Puritan cul

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Curiosity review é 109 There was a time when curiosity was condemned To be curious was to delve into matters that didn't concern you after all the original sin stemmed from a desire for forbidden knowledge Through curiosity our innocence was lostYet this hasn't deterred us Today we spend vast sums trying to recreate the first instants of creation in particle accelerators out of pure desire to know There seems now to. This review first appeared on my blog hereHistories of what is known as the scientific revolution especially those who are writing for a popular audience tend to portray the development of modern science as something new a break from past thought about the world rather than a continuation of it It is as though despite Newton s oft uoted remark about the shoulders of giants the ideas of Copernicus Galileo Descartes and Newton and others in other fields came out of nowhere Inconvenient facts which show the continuing influence of earlier ideas such as Newton s interest in alchemy are left out or mentioned in passing in an embarrassed mannerThe purpose of Ball s book is to show something of the continuous nature of the development of the philosophical ideas which led to the seventeenth century appearance of modern science in embryonic form Ostensibly he does this by looking at the concept of curiosity how it has changed its meaning and how attitudes towards it changed from the common medieval opinion that it was to be discouraged as likely to lead to heretical thought if uncheckedI say ostensibly because even though the discussion of curiosity is important it did not feel to me that it was the sole focus of the book Apart from anything else Ball is happy to go off on interesting tangents such as the long chapter on seventeenth century ideas about the possibility of life on the moon sparked by Galileo s observations of features similar if a certain amount of wishful thinking was used to earthly terrain as opposed to being a featureless perfect sphere and by the ensuing publication of Kepler s novel Somnium The Dream or Posthumous Work on Lunar Astronomy At least it seems like that is what is happening when the reader starts the chapter in fact it is the first of a series of what are basically case studies examination of some of the popular scientific crazes of the seventeenth century a theme which would make a fascinating book in itselfThere are occasional places where I suspect Ball assumes knowledge in his readership than might be sensible for example he uses the term Whiggish of historical accounts without explaining its meaning It s reasonably clear from the context but could easily confuse anyone who hasn t an interest in the theory of historical writing such as someone interested from the science side of things rather than the history side It is by the way a somewhat derogatory term for old fashioned narrative history which treats the past as a novel from a one sided point of view especially one which paints the individuals as heroes and villains In general though the explanations of what people were doing what they intended how this fitted into the history of science and especially the development of the philosophy of science are admirably clearCuriosity is well worth reading especially if your exposure to history of early modern science is so far limited to the traditional version with heroes and villains painted in black and white terms The narrative might become complicated than you had previously thought but then the real world is like that

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Curiosity review é 109 S a complex story in which the liberation and the taming of curiosity was linked to magic religion literature travel trade and empireBy examining the rise of curiosity we can ask what has become of it today how it functions in science how it is spun and packaged and sold how well it is being sustained and honoured and how the changing shape of science influences the kinds of uestions it may as. I must admit that this book s best uality is probably the author s ambivalence about what he is talking about To be sure I have a very different perspective on science and curiosity and their larger cultural matters and this book does a good job at reminding the reader if such a reminder is necessary that science has always carried with it a large amount of baggage relating to the larger culture and its own ideas and belief systems Had the author not been deeply interested in science he likely would have never written this book and certainly would not have adopted the standard scientific beliefs in evolution and the praise of Darwin and other figures that is to be assumed in such books as this Yet the author is intellectually honest enough not to want to pass off hagiography on Galileo and other figures but to address their complex and often idiosyncratic beliefs and practices openly and honestly showing that scientists have always been somewhat odd and that the scientific enterprise has always sat uneasily with related societal concerns about the value of curiosity on its own terms the desire for science to further useful aims and to serve the interests of power and the uestion of magic and religion as well as the negative relationship between science and social conservatismThis particular book is than 400 pages and begins with a preface which only hints at the rich detail about science and scientists that the book contains After that the author looks at the old uestions of the early modern period that related to ancient authorities and the hostility of ancient culture to curiosity 1 After that the author examines secret academies of hermetic studies 2 curiosity 3 as well as the ambivalent view of mankind s uest for knowledge and immoral freedom 4 The author discusses the ideal of the Renaissance polymath 5 as well as the expansion of knowledge that came from exploration 6 and the problem of cosmology 7 There are chapters on early science fiction related to space travel 8 the simultaneously free and bound nature of creation 9 and the early research on microscopes 10 Finally the author looks at research into optics 11 the view of scientists in popular culture at the time 12 and the way that curiosity became cold as scientists sought legitimacy for their research 13 after which the author includes a cast of characters notes a bibliography image credits and an indexThe author s ambivalence towards the larger culture and his awareness of the problematic nature of the scientific enterprise both in history and at present allowed me to better understand my own ambivalence to that scientific enterprise The author points out that the search for freedom of curiosity has often involved an interest in escaping sexual restraint and has pointed out that scientists have often presented themselves as privileged and unaccountable elites with esoteric knowledge that is difficult to replicate and that is inaccessible to common people Science s relationship with the exploitation of human and physical creation and the connection of curiosity to profit motives are also areas the author appears to be uncomfortable but also honest about All of this adds nuance to a history of curiosity s role in science that is deeply interesting and also deeply revealing As someone with a high view of teleology and a low view both of scientific pretensions as well as the aristocratic pretensions of foppish ignorance there are plenty of perspectives shown here that I can relate to And that ability to relate to the people of the past despite the fact that we live in a very different time ourselves that marks the real achievement of the author in presenting the humanity and complexity of past figures in the history of science that also reveals us to be less rational and less removed from the debates of the past than we would like to fancy ourselves We may not live in this past but the past lives in us Hidden Folk packaged and sold how well it is being sustained and honoured and how the changing shape of science influences the kinds of uestions it may as. 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Curiosity review é 109 Be no uestion too vast or too trivial to be ruled out of bounds Why can fleas jump so high What is gravity What shape are clouds Today curiosity is no longer reviled but celebratedExamining how our inuisitive impulse first became sanctioned changing from a vice to a virtue Curiosity begins with the age when modern science began a time that spans the lives of Galileo and Isaac Newton It reveal. why is the sea salty have animals souls or intelligence has opinion its foundation in the animate body why do human beings not have horns how is it that sound in its passage makes its way through any obstacle whatever how is it that joy can be the cause of tears why are the fingers of uneual length why if you have intercourse with a woman after she has lain with a leper will you catch the disease while she will escape what reason is there for the universality of death why do we need food so freuently or at all why are the living afraid of the bodies of the dead how is the globe supported in the middle of the air why does the inflow of the rivers not increase the bulk of the ocean why if a vessel be full and its lower part open does water not issue from it unless the upper lid be first removed when one atom is moved are all moved since whatever is in a state of motion moves something else thus setting up infinite motion why do winds travel along the earth s surface and not in an upward direction why does a sort of perpetual shadow brood over the moon granted that the stars are alive on what food do they live ought we regard the cosmos as an inanimate body a living thing or a god Adelard of Bath c1120