All posts tagged Anton van Leeuwenhoek

Shock and Awe – Part 1

In 1676, a Dutch cloth merchant and lens maker sent the Royal Society in London drawings of fantastical creatures he’d observed while peering into drops of water with his home-made microscope.

The Society promptly ridiculed and dismissed the amateur scientist.

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Shock and Awe – Part 2

This post could easily have been titled “My Beef With Modern Science.”

You’ll see why in a minute.

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