Sara Franklin began with the Lopate Show in March 2011. A graduate of Tufts University, Sara works as a consultant for community-based sustainable agriculture programs and also as a freelance writer focusing on gastronomy, agriculture, environment and urbanization.
The world of 17th century scientific and mathematical experimentation was, as Edward Dolnick told Leonard today, one of alchemy, experimentation, and god-fearing superstition. The experiments undertaken by the Royal Society may have led to some incredible discoveries, but some had less serious goals and were, in truth, nothing more than idle amusements. Take the cat piano.