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2004 UCLA Faculty Research Lecture
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 Posted: Mon Mar 31st, 2008 11:48 am
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I am not one to spend time flicking through YouTube looking for material, but today I came across a video of a lecture at the University of California at Los Angeles by history Professor Margaret Jacob, a noted historian of science. In this 2004 UCLA Faculty Research Lecture she explores cosmopolitanism -- the ability to accept the foreign, the strange, the different. Much of her lecture deals with the science of the last half of the 17th century, Robert Boyle, Newton, the Royal Society, and the influence of alchemy.

It certainly gives us a picture of how alchemy is being seriously discussed in US university courses.

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