A poor, uneducated girl became a pioneer of paleontology with her amazing discoveries of fossils in Austen's Lyme Regis.
Two beautiful historical novels explore the life of the "lady astronomer" of Austen's England.
Parson-Naturalists like Gilbert White combined their love of God and his world, and helped us better understand birds, ecology, and much more.
In Jane Austen's England, "natural theology" used science to support Christian faith.
Galileo attempted to submit to his church, and was supported by many in it, while others condemned him.
Johannes Kepler believed that the harmony of the heavens, described in geometry, music, astronomy, and theology, reflects the mind of God.
Would Austen have said science, natural philosophy, or natural history? What was the difference?
Did the waters of Bath really help the gout?
What is the gout, why did people go to Bath for it, and did the waters of Bath help?
Mrs. Churchill, Mary Musgrove, and other Austen characters are hypochondriacs. What did doctors believe about their malady and its treatment?