Review: "Generation" by Matthew Cobb (B&I 6)

generation.jpgGeneration: The Seventeenth-Century Scientists Who Unraveled the Secrets of Sex, Life, and Growth by Matthew Cobb

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Show Notes

In this episode I discuss the highlights of Matthew Cobb’s account of the early days of the scientific revolution. During the Dutch Golden Age of the 17th century, several Dutch thinkers made important contributions to discovering how human reproduction happens. Their work helped established the scientific method of experimentation and helped revolutionize how we see ourselves relative to the other living things on earth.

Here are the full names of the people mentioned:

William Harvey

Neils Steno

Francesco Redi

Robert Hooke

Johannes van Horne

Jan Swammerdam

Reinier de Graaf

Antoni Leeuwenhoek

Gregor Mendel

Other interesting Links:

Matthew Cobb’s Website

an American Scientist Bookstand interview of Matthew Cobb