“Scientist”

1833

“Scientist”

The book of science

Tom Sharp

William Whewell philosophy of science

“Scientist”

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The third annual meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science was on 24 June 1833. Many rejected the term “scientist” because they didn’t want to be associated with atheism or economics. It took decades for this new term to be widely accepted.

In his books on the history and philosophy of the inductive sciences, Whewell observed that Francis Bacon’s anticipated art of science had not developed because science depended on “invention, sagacity,” and “genius.”

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