Galileo’s battle for science over scripture.


I recently read a most interesting book, Galileo's Daughter by Dava Sobell which charted the life of Galileo through letters to/from his daughter who spent all her adult life in a convent. Recognised today as a great pre-Newton philosopher, mathematician and astronomer, the book describes many of his battles with the Catholic Church and its … Continue reading Galileo’s battle for science over scripture.

Standing on the shoulders of Isaac Newton!


"Hero" might seem to be the wrong word to use when one looks at dictionary definitions of the word, but Isaac Newton is someone whose work I admire greatly, whose career was wider and more interesting than most people know, a scholar who revolutionised science, a man of such single minded dedication that he stuck … Continue reading Standing on the shoulders of Isaac Newton!