The Marriage of Science and Empire

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world map of piri reis (Credit – Wikimedia)

Continuing with the theme of “The Scientific Revolutionwe are looking this week at the Marriage of science and Empire. The introduction to this module tells us that modern science developed in alliance with the modern European empires. The conquest of new knowledge depended upon and made possible the conquest of new territories. What exactly the contribution of science was to the rise of the European empires, and the contribution of European empires to the development of science is what we will look at. We also explore why it all started in Europe, rather than in China, India, or the Middle East.

These are my notes from Dr Harari’s  lectures. To create them I use the subtitles from his videos lectures presented by Coursera.org.  

Scientific research can only flourish in alliance with religion, ideology or political force…

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