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Laura Snyder: The Philosophical Breakfast Club

Charles Babbage, John Herschel, Richard Jones and William Whewell

Charles Babbage, John Herschel, Richard Jones and William Whewell

FILMED JUN 2012 • POSTED APR 2013 • TEDGlobal 2012

In this TED talk Laura Snyder tells the intriguing story about the four men that in 1812 met at Cambridge University for breakfast. What began as an impassioned meal grew into a new scientific revolution, in which these men — who called themselves “natural philosophers” until they later coined “scientist” — introduced four major principles into scientific inquiry.

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