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History of Science


In today's technological society no person can be considered to be truly educated unless he or she has an understanding of the role of science in the world. The history of science program offers students the opportunity to go beyond the accumulation of scientific facts and to gain an understanding of the historical roots of science and technology as well as the interaction between scientific history and social, literary, economic, and political history. Thus, scientists can understand the history of their discipline as a part of the progress of human civilization. Nonscientists, on the other hand, can see that science is not a frightening series of facts and formulas that appeared from the chaos, fully developed in the brain of an Einstein or a Newton.

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