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Phrenological chart of Gall, Eustache, and Chauffron. Gall was a German anatomist and physiologist who created phrenology. According to the Wellcome Library, Eustache was a "a slave from the Dominican republic who came to be awarded a 'prize for…

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This is a painting offering us a look into the 18th century mind. One putti experiments with a bird while the others play in the room, exploring with other things. Instances of science and the study of science is seen here, and the contrast of the…

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In a courtyard are many people. Each are within their own groups and each group is in their own field of either the sciences or the arts. For example, a hot air balloon can be seen in the background, yet there are still artists coinciding with the…

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According to the London Science Museum, "Pierre Francois Lacenaire (1800-36) was a notorious French killer. He was executed by guillotine in March 1836. A plaster copy was made of his head after his death. This was collected by Dr Gachet (1828-1909),…

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The image shows three examples of phrenologic traits associated with insanity. On the left is a mentally defective person, and in the middle is a mad woman. The final sketching is of French murderer P.F. Lacenaire.

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Mary Shelley, daughter of famed English philosopher and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, wrote Frankenstein at the start of the nineteenth century as the framed narrative of an inanimate heap of body parts brought together through an unknown process to…

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Known as the first periodic table, the image reveals the first periodic table as a list of the known elements by atomic weight.

The article suggests that reason has developed "not to enable us to solve abstract, logical problems or even to help us draw conclusions from unfamiliar data; rather, it developed to resolve the problems posed by living in collaborative groups." It…

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In the early 18th century, myths about physical racial differences started arising as a justification for slavery and dehumanisation of people of color. The portrait is of the black man, Josh Brown, who was tortured and experimented on by a physician…

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In his essay, Locke mentions simple ideas of one sense: the ideas of Sensation which are received from one of the senses and could not be derived from any of others. Noted in the essay, the Molyneux problem was posed: "if a man born blind can feel…

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