Monday, February 7, 2011

The Royal Society and The Birth Of Modern Science.

Freemasons And The Birth Of Modern Science at Google Books
Barnes and Noble Link for The Book
I finished this book last week.  Some of the Freemason connection is conjecture, but interesting. I never really read about the Royal Society in school and find that history fascinating.  It marks the era when scholars and scientists were freed from the oppression of the church to think and share their findings freely.  This freedom led to  science as we know it.
My wife Jean took me to the science museum to see the IMax film Hubble.   The images from the Hubble telescope give you a sense of awe in the majesty of the Universe.   Makes you feel good to be a human being.  Helps you see one of the positive things our society has done to advance knowledge.
  Our closest counterpart today to the Royal Society is NASA.  on July 29, 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, a forward thinking Republican, signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act, providing for research into the problems of flight within Earth’s atmosphere and in space. After a protracted debate over military versus civilian control of space, the act inaugurated a new civilian agency designated the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The agency began operations on Oct. 1, 1958.

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