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7 08, 2017

Voltaire – European philosopher

By |2019-09-18T07:41:44-07:00August 7th, 2017|Modern Europe|2 Comments

Voltaire - a French philosopher Voltaire took ideas about religion, science, and human rights that were just getting started in the 1700s AD, and encouraged new ways of thinking about them. His ideas paved the way for the American Revolutionary War and the French Revolution, though he died just before the French Revolution. Voltaire was [...]

6 08, 2017

du Chatelet light project – European science

By |2019-05-18T08:46:04-07:00August 6th, 2017|Modern Europe, Science|0 Comments

Any desk lamp will do for this du Chatelet light project What is the du Chatelet light project? Emilie du Chatelet was a scientist who lived in France in the 1700s, in the time of Louis XV. She proposed this experiment as a way of showing that longer wavelengths of light heat things [...]