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The Scientific Odyssey

The Scientific Odyssey is a podcast exploration of scientific inquiry through it's history and philosophy.  New episodes weekly.

Feb 26, 2017

In 1687, Issac Newton, through the hard work and auspices of Edmund Halley, published the greatest scientific work of all time.  In this episode we examine the events that led to the book's creation including Newton's correspondences with Robert Hooke and John Flamsteed.  We also spend a bit of time considering...

Feb 12, 2017

This week we look at Newton's work in the area of alchemy and examine his heretical religious views.

Feb 5, 2017

In this episode we look at the emergence of Isaac Newton onto the public stage with the publication of his first work on Optics in the pages of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society in 1672.  We then examine the growing conflict between Newton and Robert Hooke and consider the work of the Society's...