Ever Wonder Where The Word “Scientist” Came From?

In this ted talk, Laura Snyder provides a historical perspective on development of science in western society. I think it is interesting to learn about the first grants that were given to researchers based on a group of individuals coming together and contributing to an institution that they were both interested in and initiated.

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3 thoughts on “Ever Wonder Where The Word “Scientist” Came From?

  1. Liked that one. Surprising that the word “scientist” didn’t exist before the 1800’s. Also liked the discussion about inductive vs deductive reasoning.

    1. I was surprised too, but then again the 19th century was so revolutionary in terms of thinking and changes in philosophical paradigms that I’m glad the word scientist came around in that era! Hope you enjoyed it! Keep it Dialectical!

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