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Laura Snyder:
The Philosophical Breakfast Club

TEDGlobal 2012 · 12:34 · Filmed Jun 2012

In 1812, four men at Cambridge University met for breakfast. What began as an impassioned meal grew into a new scientific revolution, in which these men — who called themselves “natural philosophers” until they later coined “scientist” — introduced four major principles into scientific inquiry. Historian and philosopher Laura Snyder tells their intriguing story.

Science historian
Laura Snyder weaves tales of Victorian-era scientists that have been described as “fit for Masterpiece Theater.” Full bio