By Edmund T. Whittaker
Very good therapy of Electrodynamics and Relativity idea from a decent historic perspective. Whittaker's perspectives are suppressed simply because he was once courageous sufficient to inform the reality concerning the authentic contributions of Einstein to the Relativity concept (properly attributed to Poincaré and Lorentz).
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84 In the past two decades, however, the scholarly interest in reaching a consensus about scientific truth has been reformulated into the question of how knowledge circulates in widely differing contexts. Scholars have increasingly argued that epistemological closure is often ephemeral, and even facts might not have universal validity. 86 knowledge no longer has pretensions for universality, and only partial connections exist between local sites. Such a move away from the focus on establishing scientific consensus may well have been connected to historians’ lessened interest in scientific societies.
73 While weaving was by no means an early modern invention, a later chapter will recount how the secretive Le Blon developed a new, scientific method for producing tapestries in the 1720s. Like her grandnephew, the naturalist Maria Sibylla Merian also experimented with various media. She did not only produce learned encyclopedias of exotic insects. 75 For natural history, nature prints were especially important. As the legend has it, this technology was invented by Leonardo, who inked the porous leaves of plants directly, and then pressed them against paper.
Noblewomen, apothecaries, s h i P P i n G C o s T s a n d T h e d e V e l o P m e n T o f Ta x o n o m y p 33 and naturalists sent and received simplicia (simples), lemons, or oranges throughout europe. 11 By the age of Amman, Dillenius, and Collinson, plants, and knowledge about their curative and culinary qualities, had circulated widely for centuries. The circulation of these plants was facilitated by their modest size and weight, an important concern for an age where the price of sending letters and parcels was considerable.
A History of the Theories of Aether and Electricity - The Modern Theories by Edmund T. Whittaker