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Since he Enlightenment alchemy has been viewed as a sort of antiscience disparaged by many historians as a form of lunacy hat impeded he development of rational chemistry But in Atoms and Alchemy William R Newman a historian widely credited for reviving recent interest in alchemy exposes he speciousness of hese views and challenges widely held beliefs about he origins of he Scientific Revolution Tracing.

The alchemical roots of Robert Boyle’s famous mechanical philosophy Newman shows Titulada that alchemy contributedo he mechanization of nature a movement hat lay at Chateaubriand the very heart of scientific discovery Boyle and his predecessors figures likehe mysterious medieval Geber or Obsidian Butterfly (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, the Lutheran professor Daniel Sennert provided convincing experimental proofhat matter is made up of enduring particles at he microlevel

T he same Old Hannibal and the Hurricane time Newman argueshat alchemists created he operational criterion of an “atomic” element as he last point of analysis Art Journal Freedom: How to Journal Creatively with Color Composition thereby contributing a key featureo he development of later chemistry  Atoms and Alchemy hus provokes a refreshing debate about he origins of modern science and will be welcomed and deliberated by all who are interested in he development of scientific heory and practice.

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William R Newman is the Ruth Halls Professor in the Department of the History and Philosophy of Science at Indiana University and the author of Gehennical Fire and Promethean Ambitions as well as the coauthor of Alchemy Tried in the Fire which was awarded the 2005 Pfizer Prize for the best book in the History of Science all published by the University of Chicago Press

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