The Scientific Odyssey
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An examination of scientific inquiry through a discussion of the history and philosophy of the scientific endeavor and the people who have participated in it.
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Episode 3.16.1: Supplemental-Counter Reformation and the Life of Giordano Bruno
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This week we take a break from the scientific narrative to look at the events following the Protestant Reformation in the Holy Roman Empire. We specifically discuss the Peace of Augsburg, The Inquisition, The Counter Reformation and the Thirty Years War before turning to a brief account of the life of Giordano Bruno and the German witch trials.
Rated 5 out of
I discovered this podcast about a month ago. I started listening at the first episode and am working my way through them in order. It is very well done and very well-researched. I love this sort of thing. It is reminiscent of Steven Weinberg's book "To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science" (2015), and of the BBC 3 part Documentary "The Key to the Cosmos - Atom" hosted by Professor Jim Al-Khalili, which is available on YouTube.
My one complaint... the music at the beginning and end of each episode is too loud compared to the rest of the episode. I listen to these with earbuds, and I have to turn down the volume at the beginning and end of each episode so my eardrums aren't blasted away.
Other than that, great work Professor Davies! Keep it up!
Date published: 2016-06-17