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The Orrery, by Joseph Wright

A Philosopher giving that Lecture on the Orrery, in which a lamp is put in place of the Sun, by the English painter and draughtsman Joseph Wright, of Derby, (1734–1797). Joseph Wright Gallery at Derby Museum and Art Gallery, Derby, United Kingdom.

Sciencefrom the Latin scientia, knowledge: "A branch of study which is concerned either with a connected body of demonstrated truths or with observed facts systematically classified and more or less colligated ['bound together'] by being brought under general laws, and which includes trustworthy methods for the discovery of new truth within its own domain. . . . (OED, 2nd edition. Oxford: 1989).

Topics: astronomy | chemistry & alchemy | geology | biology & medicine | mathematics


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