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  • Galileo and Jewish Emancipation


    Milton visiting Galileo. Oil painting by Solomon Hart, 1847. Wellcome Library, London no. 45632i During his sojourn in Italy in 1638, the English poet John Milton visited Galileo who was then under house-arrest at Arcetri near Florence. Six years later,… Continue reading

  • A design for life?


    How would you sum up the significance of DNA in a single sentence? When challenged by an Essex biology teacher in 1989, the DNA pioneer Francis Crick didn’t hesitate: As you may have noticed, 2009 is a major anniversary for… Continue reading