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The Woman Who Studied the Sun

Posting this in response to a question I was asked.  It is essentially an extract from my book 13.8

Cecilia Payne won a scholarship to Newnham College, Cambridge (the only way she could have afforded a university education) in 1919. 1.193 palabras más

Paul Braterman reblogueó esto en Primate's Progress y comentado:

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="296"]File:Cecilia Helena Payne Gaposchkin (1900-1979) (3).jpg Cecilia Payne-Gaposhkin at work; Smithsonian Institute Archives via Wikipedia[/caption] I just came across this piece by John Gribbin, interesting for many reasons. Glasgow University started awarding degrees to women in 1892; contrast Cambridge University's 1948. Auguste Comte, 1835: “We will never be able to determine the chemical composition of the stars”. 1802, Wollaston observes Fraunhofer lines 1814, Fraunhofer independently observes Fraunhofer lines. Perhaps a reader can tell me why they are named after Fraunhofer, not Wollaston 1859, Kirchhoff (of circuit laws fame) and, independently, Bunsen (of Bunsen burner fame) match Fraunhofer lines to atomic spectra, infer chemical composition of stars 1868, Lockyer correctly identifies third solar Fraunhofer line in “sodium yellow” region as due to a new element, names it “helium” 1892, Glasgow University starts awarding degrees to women ~1923 (see below), Cecilia Payne (later Payne-Gaposhkin) completes studies at Cambridge, but cannot formally graduate because she is a woman 1925, Cecilia Payne gains Ph.D. from Radcliffe; unravels highly complex (see below) Fraunhofer lines of stars; shows that, contrary to all then current expectation, stellar composition is dominated by hydrogen and helium 1948, Cambridge University starts awarding degrees to women

Stephen Hawking, C.S. Lewis, and the Saracen's Head

First of all, I would like to state up front that what I am about to say is not meant as a mockery of Dr. Hawking or of his condition. 981 palabras más


Auguste Comte, Discurso sobre o espírito positivo

“Só há uma máxima absoluta, a de que nada é absoluto.”

“Tudo é relativo, e só isso é absoluto.”

“No fundo, nada há de real a não ser a humanidade.”

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"Ideas govern the world, or throw it into chaos."

“Ideas govern the world, or throw it into chaos.”

— Auguste Comte, French, philosopher


Crowdfunding Routes: Auguste Comte

Crowdfunding has a long history and several roots. One of those, experts admit, is a public document named Premiere Circulaire Annuelle adressée par l’auteur du Systeme de Philosophie Positive… 116 palabras más


The Advent of Positive Philosophy

Comte had great confidence in the ascendancy of the positive doctrine. Its “perfect logical coherence” and its social function assured success, because this doctrine “will impart a homogeneous and rational character to the desultory politics of our day, and it will…establish a general harmony in the entire system of social ideas…” (p. 911 palabras más


What is the significance of Sociological Perspective in contemporary Indian society?

Sociology is a social science that can be defined by most laymen, correctly or incorrectly. Most view sociology as akin to “Common Sense”, but they could not be further incorrect. 961 palabras más