The X Club

The X Club


  • Author : Ruth Barton
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2018-11-21
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 616
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226551616


The X Club Book Description :

In 1864, amid headline-grabbing heresy trials, members of the British Association for the Advancement of Science were asked to sign a declaration affirming that science and scripture were in agreement. Many criticized the new test of orthodoxy; nine decided that collaborative action was required. The X Club tells their story. These six ambitious professionals and three wealthy amateurs—J. D. Hooker, T. H. Huxley, John Tyndall, John Lubbock, William Spottiswoode, Edward Frankland, George Busk, T. A. Hirst, and Herbert Spencer—wanted to guide the development of science and public opinion on issues where science impinged on daily life, religious belief, and politics. They formed a private dining club, which they named the X Club, to discuss and further their plans. As Ruth Barton shows, they had a clear objective: they wanted to promote “scientific habits of mind,” which they sought to do through lectures, journalism, and science education. They devoted enormous effort to the expansion of science education, with real, but mixed, success. ​For twenty years, the X Club was the most powerful network in Victorian science—the men succeeded each other in the presidency of the Royal Society for a dozen years. Barton’s group biography traces the roots of their success and the lasting effects of their championing of science against those who attempted to limit or control it, along the way shedding light on the social organization of science, the interactions of science and the state, and the places of science and scientific men in elite culture in the Victorian era.

The X Club

The X Club


  • Author : Anna Zaires
  • Publisher : Mozaika LLC
  • Release Date : 2018-10-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781631423901


The X Club Book Description :

A young journalist. An alien sex club. A Krinar who won’t take no for an answer. Amy Myers is tired of writing fluff. She wants to work on serious assignments—and what better way to prove herself than to uncover something new about the mysterious Krinar, the aliens who took over the Earth just two years earlier? But when she meets Vair, the dark and sexy owner of a Manhattan x-club, she may get more than she bargained for...

X Men

X Men


  • Author : Simon Spurrier
  • Publisher : Marvel Entertainment
  • Release Date : 2012-07-04
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN 10 : 9781302014056


X Men Book Description :

"WE DO SCIENCE!" In the wake of SCHISM, the X-Men's Science Team takes it upon themselves to make a gesture of goodwill on behalf of mutantkind and better the world ... using SCIENCE. But just as construction of the X-Club's state of the art space elevator nears completion, chaos erupts! And it appears to the world that mutants are to blame. Can Dr. Nemesis, Madison Jeffries, Kavita Rao and Danger clear the X-Men's name before their experiment backfires? Don't miss the story that will surely change how you look at the X-Men and the Periodic Table of Elements FOREVER! COLLECTING: X-CLUB 1-5

Making  Nature

Making Nature


  • Author : Melinda Baldwin
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2015-08-18
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 309
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226261454


Making Nature Book Description :

Nature's shifting audience : 1869-1875 -- Nature's contributors and the changing of Britain's scientific guard : 1872-1895 -- Defining the "man of science" in Nature -- Scientific internationalism and scientific nationalism -- Nature, interwar politics, and intellectual freedom -- "It almost came out on its own" : Nature under L.J.F. Brimble and A.J.V. Gale -- Nature, the Cold War, and the rise of the United States -- "Disorderly publication" : Nature and scientific self-policing in the 1980s.

Bugs and the Victorians

Bugs and the Victorians


  • Author : John F. M. Clark
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300150919


Bugs and the Victorians Book Description :

This text explores how science became increasingly important in 19th century British culture and how the systematic study of insects permitted entomologists to engage with the most pressing questions of Victorian times: the nature of God, mind, and governance, and the origins of life.

Thomas Henry Huxley

Thomas Henry Huxley


  • Author : John Vernon Jensen
  • Publisher : Associated University Presse
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 253
  • ISBN 10 : 0874133793


Thomas Henry Huxley Book Description :

This volume presents a fresh view of Huxley's rhetorical experiences and legacy and closely analyzes his battle with orthodox theology. Careful attention is given to his reliance on three confidants, his maiden public lecture in 1852, his debate with Bishop Wilberforce in 1860, and his 1876 lecture tour of the United States.

The Darkness and the Light

The Darkness and the Light


  • Author : Charles Hartshorne
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 1990-10-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 426
  • ISBN 10 : 0791403386


The Darkness and the Light Book Description :

In this book Charles Hartshorne continues his contribution to the field with autobiographical reflections, showing the causal conditions which made his career possible. “There is some advantage in associating philosophical beliefs with specific life situations. The reader will find suggestions for a philosophy of life and of religion. The religion is not the orthodox Protestant Christianity which I grew up in, although it is closely related, but also includes Judaism, Buddhism, and some forms of Hinduism. It will in some ways be found close to the beliefs of C.S. Peirce and also those of A.N. Whitehead. Of the persons, famous or not famous, that I have known, I recall many things that seem worth making available to others, sometimes witty remarks, expressions of outstanding goodness, remarkable wisdom, or ludicrous foolishness. In such ways the book is a celebration of life in its variety, depths, and heights.” — Charles Hartshorne

The Heretic in Darwin   s Court

The Heretic in Darwin s Court


  • Author : Ross A. Slotten
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2004-06-23
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231503563


The Heretic in Darwin s Court Book Description :

During their lifetimes, Alfred Russel Wallace and Charles Darwin shared credit and fame for the independent and near-simultaneous discovery of natural selection. Together, the two men spearheaded one of the greatest intellectual revolutions in modern history, and their rivalry, usually amicable but occasionally acrimonious, forged modern evolutionary theory. Yet today, few people today know much about Wallace. The Heretic in Darwin's Court explores the controversial life and scientific contributions of Alfred Russel Wallace—Victorian traveler, scientist, spiritualist, and co-discoverer with Charles Darwin of natural selection. After examining his early years, the biography turns to Wallace's twelve years of often harrowing travels in the western and eastern tropics, which place him in the pantheon of the greatest explorer-naturalists of the nineteenth century. Tracing step-by-step his discovery of natural selection—a piece of scientific detective work as revolutionary in its implications as the discovery of the structure of DNA—the book then follows the remaining fifty years of Wallace's eccentric and entertaining life. In addition to his divergence from Darwin on two fundamental issues—sexual selection and the origin of the human mind—he pursued topics that most scientific figures of his day conspicuously avoided, including spiritualism, phrenology, mesmerism, environmentalism, and life on Mars. Although there may be disagreement about his conclusions, Wallace's intellectual investigations into the origins of life, consciousness, and the universe itself remain some of the most inspired scientific accomplishments in history. This authoritative biography casts new light on the life and work of Alfred Russel Wallace and the importance of his twenty-five-year relationship with Charles Darwin.