Dissenting science: the Quakers among the Founding Fathers

@inproceedings{Torrens2009DissentingST,
  title={Dissenting science: the Quakers among the Founding Fathers},
  author={H. Torrens},
  year={2009}
}
Abstract Only three of the 13 founding members of the Geological Society of London were Quakers: William Allen and the brothers Richard and William Phillips. As dissenters, they sought to play a significant part in this new scientific development because they were in many ways excluded from English civil society. Such exclusion had encouraged their entry into trade and commerce, and they saw science as a means of improving the world and their place in it. Their great agitation against slavery… Expand
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