Presbyterians and science in the north of Ireland before 1874

  title={Presbyterians and science in the north of Ireland before 1874},
  author={Andrew R. Holmes},
  journal={The British Journal for the History of Science},
  pages={541 - 565}
  • A. Holmes
  • Published 15 July 2008
  • History
  • The British Journal for the History of Science
Abstract In his presidential address to the Belfast meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science in 1874, John Tyndall launched what David Livingstone has called a ‘frontal assault on teleology and Christian theism’. Using Tyndall's intervention as a starting point, this paper seeks to understand the attitudes of Presbyterians in the north of Ireland to science in the first three-quarters of the nineteenth century. The first section outlines some background, including the… 

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