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Jun 01, 2006 (Vol. 26, No. 11)

Welcome to the Homepage of the Robert Boyle Project

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If you’re into scientific history, you really need to check out this informative site on Robert Boyle, hosted in Birkbeck College at the University of London. Robert Boyle was one of the most prominent early British scientists and he is credited with significant contributions to developing the modern experimental method. Born in 1627, Boyle made major inroads to developing the modern philosophy of science. Visitors to the site will find papers on Boyle and an electronic version of the work diaries of the man as well. This is an incredible collection of material and a treasure trove for historians. The material is easy to read through and most informative. Two thumbs up.
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