The institution in which most scholars investigated natural motion is also noteworthy — the university. This invention began with the University of Bologna.
In abandoning his traditional Jewish faith, was Baruch Spinoza able to provide an improved framework for doing science?
“Scientists do love a good story,” says Keas. “Turns out there are plenty of stories we shouldn’t believe.”
Behind all the myths skewered in Dr. Keas’s book lies the idea of religion cast falsely as a retarding force on science.
But here’s the lamest thing of all: as a prominent participant in a debate, decrying an idea you don’t understand and on which you haven’t bothered to educate yourself.