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The Peculiarity of a Scientific Civilization

The Peculiarity of a Scientific Civilization

1 | 1729 is quite important. 2 | Some civilizations are more related than others. 3 | Science shaping our daily lives. 4| Historical evidence of modern science. 5 | Chroniclers of the autonomous fields. 6 | *The Almagest*. 7 | Inadequate Irrelevancies . 8 | Planetary motion a bright jewel. 9 | Greek Miracle. 10 | The dull side of Babylonian mathematics

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Chapter 1, continued

11 | Sexagesima 12 | Incompetent with Geometry 13 | Sq root of 2. 14 | Chinease Civilization 15 | Chaldean astronomers 16 | Hero of Alexandria 17 | Logical, Geometrical, & Pictorial 18 | Physics was forced early 19 | Greco-Babylonian melting pot 20 | Bohr's *Principle of Complementarity* 21 | Visual and verbal thinkers 22 | Value of cross fertilization 23 | left-hemisphere, right-hemisphere

Celestial Clockwork in Greece and China

Celestial Clockwork in Greece and China

25 | A chance storm 26 | The Perne Library 27 | Chaucer's *Treatise on the Astrolabe* 28 | Astronomical showpieces 29 | Extending the scope of senses 30 | Artisans 31 | Giovanni de Dondi 32 | Proto-clocks

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Chapter 2, continued

33 | *Science and Civilization in China* 34 | Su Sung's book 35 | Su Sung's great device 36 | Chimera of perpetual motion machines 37 | Most sensitive barometer

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Chapter 2, continued

38 | Antiquarian parochialism 39 | Geared wheels 40 | *Hydrostatics* 41 | Antikythera Mechanism 42 | Tentative account 43 | Computing machine 44 | Chance survivors 45 | Half-gust of fortune 46 | One leg of science 47 | Complete elucidation 48 | The baggage of Cicero

Automata and the Origins of Mechanis and Mechanistic Philosophy

Automata and the Origins of Mechanis and Mechanistic Philosophy

49 | Nodal role 50 | Mechanism 51 |Primitive animism 52 | Contrived statues 53 Cosmological simulacra 54 | Greek Miracle 55 | Simulate the heavens 56 | Tower of winds 57 | Trivial toys

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Chapter 3, continued

58 | Jackwork of imitation 59 | Chain or string 60 | Perpetual motion 61 | Villard de Honnecourt 62 | Principle of the equatorium 63 | L’Horloge 64 | Orderly movement reproduced 65 | Mechanistic philosophy 66 | Use of gears 67 | Significant liason 68 | Simulating the cosmos 69 | Automaton 70 | Straight and steady

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Chapter 4, continued

71 | Gestalt 72 | Curious symbolisms 73 | Speak louder than words 74 | Figurate to literate 75 | Talismans 76 | Tetrasomia 77 | Tessellations in Antiquity 78 | Tower of Winds 79 | Tetrabiblos 80 | Astrological horoscope 81 | Triplicities 82 | Magic square 83 | T E N E T 84 | Quintessence 85 | Boolean diagram 86 | Heptamychos 87 | Points 88 | Horoscope 89 | Diagrams 90 | Zodiac 91 | Alchemical symbols

Renaissance Roots of Yankee Ingenuity

Renaissance Roots of Yankee Ingenuity

93 | If you don't itch 94 | Method 95 | Heroes 96 | Mr. Boyle

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Chapter 5, continued

97 | Latin 98 | Printing 99 | of Luther 100 | Books

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Chapter 5, continued

101 | Instrument makers 102 | Invisible college 103 | Samuel Pepys 104 | Operator

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Chapter 5, continued

105 | Cyclotrons 106 | Sufficient maturity 107 | Ingenious mechanicians 108 | Scientific contexts 109 | Enthusiastic amateurs

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Chapter 5, continued

110 | Land Grant Act of 1862 111 | Rittenhouse 112 | Sureyors 113 | Clockmakers 114 | Burnap

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Chapter 5, concluded

115 | Michelson-Morley

The Difference Between Science and Technology

The Difference Between Science and Technology

117 | * A Boy's Life...* 118 | Technological gap 119 | Awakening antiscientism 120 | Astray deliberately 121 | Incidental discovery 122 | Getting there first 123| More latitude 124 | Arbitrary property 125 | Superman

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Chapter 6, continued

126 | Jigsaw puzzle 127 | Advertisements 128 | Ignoramometer 129 | State of the art 130 | Peaks not typical 131 | Pure learning 132 | Produce the 80% 133 | What nature will give you 134 | Abraham Flexner

Mutations of Science

Mutations of Science

137 |Chronicle instead of a history 138 | Suprascientific 139 | Unity

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Chapter 7, continued

140 | Phlogiston 141 | In the attic 142 | A sixth sense 143 | Potent serpent

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Chapter 7, continued

144 | Brilliant failures 145 | Cathode rays 146 | Barium platinocyanide 147 | Fluorescent 148 | Roentgen rays 149 | Various crystals alone

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Chapter 7, continued

150 | Little charged particles 151 | 1896 152 | Nobel 153 | Polarization 154 | N rays 155 | Optical Illusion 156 | Spectrascope 157 | *Nature* 158 | Analgesic 159 | Mass hallucination 160 | Limit of fitness

Diseases of Science

Diseases of Science

161 | *Laws* 162 | Array 163 | Verifiability 164 | *Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London* 165 | Curve of Growth 166 | Number of Journals

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Chapter 8, continued

167 | Information problem 168 | Palliative 169 | Obeyed for very long 170 | Proportional 171 | Steadily doubled 172 | Physics abstracts

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Chapter 8, continued

173 | Successive phases 174 | Crudest measure

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Chapter 8, continued

175 | Distribution of productivity 176 | Still with us 177 | Entailed 178 | Electrical engineering

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Chapter 8, continued

179 | *The Education of Henry Adams* 180 | Ceilings of scientists 181 | Uniform development 182 | Larger place in our lives 183 | Die on its feet 184 | Universities founded 185 | Manpower difficulties in science 186 | Provide the aspirin 187 | Smaller segment 188 | Three Doublings

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Chapter 8, concluded

189 | Section of the tail 190 | Look rather different 191 | What we do 192 | Tactics and strategy 193 | Province to do so 194 | Science of science 195 | Economists and political scientists

Epilogue

Epilogue

197 | Idiotes 198 | Becoming deficient 199 | Ex cathedra 200 | Apt analogue 201 | Good work 202 | Lessor of two evils 203 | Steer by the light 204 | Holds many attractions 205 | Feeder 206 | Humanities of Science 207 | Kicked upstairs 208 | Not a mystery

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Chapter 8, continued

167 | Information problem 168 | Palliative 169 | Obeyed for very long 170 | Proportional 171 | Steadily doubled 172 | Physics abstracts