Category Archives: History of Science

Masaccio’s Trinity, Psalm 22 and The Shack

We’re planning to see the movie version of The Shack this weekend. Ted Johnston offers helpful comments on his blog, The Surprising God. Meanwhile, I’ve written about Paul Young and The Shack in a number of posts here: Is God … Continue reading

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Planet Narnia meets Galileo’s World

Over the last couple of years I’ve given countless presentations on the Galileo’s World exhibition, and I’ve enjoyed them all. Tonight I’m giving an informal talk that’s a bit different from the others, which I’m really looking forward to, on … Continue reading

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Janux videos available

Cross-posted from A series of “From the vault” videos is now available on OU’s Janux platform and at the Janux site on YouTube. These short videos, filmed on location by NextThought in the OU History of Science Collections, show … Continue reading

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Theology and intellectual history video timeline

St. John’s College in Nottingham, which serves many students preparing for ordination in the Church of England, announces their mission as follows: “Our core purpose is to inspire creative Christian learning marked by evangelical conviction, theological excellence, and charismatic life, … Continue reading

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On Monday morning Janux, OU’s new digital course platform, launches with the following courses, all of which offer free public enrollment: Native Peoples of Oklahoma Practical Importance of Human Evolution Chemistry of Beer Understanding and Detecting Deception Power and Elegance … Continue reading

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Boldly explore!

Cross-posted from Camille Flammarion, L’Atmosphere: Météorologie Populaire (Paris, 1888), p. 163. Colorized by Susanna J. Magruder. Courtesy History of Science Collections, University of Oklahoma Libraries. Download: jpg | tiff More than a decade ago, in 1996, I prepared a … Continue reading

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Flat Earth Myth revisited – XKCD

This is brilliantly funny!Shape of the Earth

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The secrets of books

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The violin is not the violinist

Since an eye surgery in May, I have not been able to maintain this blog, read printed works or monitor email. I am improving, and a surgery on the other eye is coming soon. In a few months, perhaps my … Continue reading

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Difficulties of experimental refutation

According to Aristotle, when one drops a ball, the ball falls straight down to the ground, because its “natural motion” seeks the center of the Earth. The ball’s natural motion is straight down – not curved, not sideways, not diagonal, … Continue reading

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