By Richard H. Schlagel

Technology has had a profound impression in shaping modern views of truth, but few within the public have totally grasped the profound implications of medical discoveries. This e-book describes 3 highbrow revolutions that resulted in the present clinical consensus, emphasizing how technological know-how over the centuries has undermined conventional, non secular worldviews.

The writer starts in old Greece, the place the 1st revolution happened. starting within the sixth-century BCE, a chain of leading edge thinkers rejected the mythology in their tradition and grew to become to rational research and the empirical examine of fact. this variation in considering, even though it lay dormant for the numerous centuries of Christian hegemony within the West, finally gave upward thrust to the Enlightenment of the seventeenth and 18th centuries--the moment revolution. Highlighted by means of such luminaries as Kepler, Galileo, and Isaac Newton, the Enlightenment laid the principles for our present figuring out of the world.

Today we are living amidst the 3rd medical revolution, together with Darwin's idea of evolution, Planck's suggestion of the quantum, Einstein's relativity theories, Bohr's quantum mechanics, in addition to Watson and Crick's interpreting of the human genome with the chance of bettering human nature. along with technological wonders, this revolution has additionally supported common admire for freedom of inspiration, higher academic possibilities, and democratic governments.

Looking to the longer term, Schlagel sees many interesting probabilities but additionally almost certainly devastating threats to the surroundings. He underscores the necessity for common clinical literacy, stressing that simply unfettered clinical inquiry bargains a pragmatic wish of overcoming those daunting challenges.

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