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2: Primary Sources
The primary source assignment for this week is not available this semester.
Everyone has 10 points at D2L.
Enjoy the evening off!
Topic2 + Quiz
Background: Without a sense of context, history is anachronistic.
Primary sources: Without documentary evidence, history
The second of two topic assignments per week involving both background and primary sources.
- Francis Bacon, Hanover Historical Texts Project: Great
- William Gilbert
- Robert Fludd
- Rene Descartes
- Blaise Pascal
- Air pump (Magdeburg), vulgar idea of nature, Robert Boyle
- Microscope, Hooke
- Thomas Burnet
- Nicolaus Steno
- Women in science: Maria Cunitz and Maria Merian
TOPIC QUIZ: The statements are either True or False. When you take the quiz
you will see 12 of these statements, chosen at random, 2 points each.
imagination enlarges little objects so as to fill our soul with a fantastic estimate;
and, with rash insolence, it belittles the great to its own measure, as when talking
of God.” -- Blaise Pascal
T or F ? d.