The Invention of Science

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Edgar Award-winning author Edward Dolnick recounts the story of a group of scientists who set out to read God's mind, but whose work instead culminated in the founding of the Royal Society: the world's first scientific organization. In his book, The Clockwork Universe: Isaac Newton, The Royal Society, and the Birth of the Modern World, Dolnick explains how the 17th century belief that God was a mathematician drove an eccentric band of outsiders, led by Sir Isaac Newton, to some of the world's most profound scientific discoveries.