The ‘janitor-geologist’ and the ‘cold materialistic scientific men’: James Croll's navigation of scientific societies
Scientific societies played a crucial role in the emergence of a professional culture of science in Britain in the midto late-19th Century. At first sight, James Croll’s membership of a limited…
Michael Faraday’s “loss of memory” revisited
- PsychologyJournal of the history of the neurosciences
The contemporary evidence of Faraday's letters and the notes of his physician are revisited, and a new formulation for Faraday’s memory symptoms is suggested: namely, that he manifested a functional cognitive disorder.
Brahma Kumaris Sahaj Raj-Yoga Meditation - As a Tool to Manage Various Levels of Stress
- MedicineJOURNAL OF ADVANCED RESEARCH IN AYURVEDA, YOGA, UNANI, SIDHHA & HOMEOPATHY
The practice enhances the cognitive capacities such as improved concentration, memory and focus and these are useful to develop the positive relationships overcoming the negative tendencies.
Chapter 1 Categorizing Science in Nineteenth and Early Twentieth-Century Britain
Britain had no policy for science during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Science was, however, called upon to address fears, problems, and incomplete narratives shared widely by…
Virtue and Vice in Academic Memory: Lord Acton and Charles Oman
- HistoryHistory of Humanities
This article argues that notions of virtue and vice were central to scholarly debates about what it took to be a historian in Britain at the turn of the nineteenth century. Moreover, in an attempt at…
Rhetoric of Effortlessness in Science
- EducationPerspectives on Science
Scientists use several rhetorical strategies to heighten the objectivity and credibility of their findings. Examples are the rhetoric of effort, which involves emphasizing the amount of effort…