Oxygen and Revolution

by Read Listen Learn · Science · Advanced

For Lavoisier in revolutionary France and the religious socialist, Priestley, in England, science meant very different things. For the Frenchman who devised the metric system, it was about systematising our knowledge of the world. For the Englishman, it was all part of realising God’s great plan for us. The paths of the two men crossed but their beliefs were very different. (1,850 words)

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