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The Psuedo-History of Science

January 25, 2005

Many science textbooks contain similar one-or-two-paragraph histories of how modern science miraculously emerged from the dark swamp of ignorance we call the Middle Ages. The main problem with such stories is that they are almost entirely false. Let's compare the picture painted above with the current understanding of scholars studying the history of the Scientific Revolution. [Full Article on LRC]

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