The dangerous consequences of discovery.

I was intrigued by how Priestly’s discovery was almost immediately put to military use, between spies for the french armies and even the American militia. Its terrifying and also very interesting how the invention of a simple molecule changed the way we fought wars. Because of this very event in our history, we were ableContinue reading “The dangerous consequences of discovery.”

Methods, Explanations, and world changing discoveries derived from cruel experiments.

Steven Johnson utilities 3 different models in the history of science to explore and explain changes within the history of science. One of these models, the progressive (Great Man) history, carries its historical change by the accomplishments and discoveries by people of grandeur. In general history we explore history this way to understand varying personalContinue reading “Methods, Explanations, and world changing discoveries derived from cruel experiments.”