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Laura Snyder: The Philosophical Breakfast Club

• http://www.ted.com, TEDGlobal 2012
 In 1812, four men at Cambridge University met for breakfast. What began as an impassioned meal grew into a new scientific revolution, in which these men -- who called themselves “natural philosophers” until they later coined “scientist” -- introduced four major principles into scientific inquiry. Historian and philosopher Laura Snyder tells their intriguing story.
Laura Snyder weaves tales of Victorian-era scientists that have been described as “fit for Masterpiece Theater.”
 
 

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