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1778 Benjamin Franklin scientist Featured Scientists Image

1778 Benjamin Franklin scientist

Benjamin Franklin, scientist, inventor, and US Founding Father (January 17 1706 - April 17 1790). Steel engraving by J. Thompson 1834 with later colouring, after 1778 painting by Duplessis. Dubbed "the First American" he may thus also be considered the first American scientist. His studies of electricity earned him the Royal Society Copeley Medal in 1753 and in 1756 he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society. After an honorary doctorate from Oxford in 1762 he became "Doctor Franklin". He helped demonstrate the unity of electrical phenomenon, and the existence of positive and negative charge. His celebrated kite flying in storms was designed to show that lightning was electrical. Being struck would be lethal, so he only suggested collecting charge to show that it performed in the same way as laboratory electrical charge. Among his many inventions is the first lightning rod and bifocals

© This image is Paul D. Stewart 2009. Do not reproduce without permission of the photographer at Stewartpauld@aol.com

David Hume, Scottish philosopher Featured Scientists Image

David Hume, Scottish philosopher

David Hume (1711-1776). Historical artwork of the Scottish enlightenment philosopher, historian and economist David Hume. Hume opposed the rationalists such as Descartes in believing that human passions ruled reason. In his A Treatise of Human Nature he tried to create a naturalistic science of man examining the psychological basis of human nature. He challenged the natural theological argument from design in his Dialogues concerning Natural Religion 1779. He is seen as a founding father of cognitive science and influenced (amongst others) Albert Einstein, Karl Popper, Charles Darwin, Immanuel Kant, Shopenhauer and Wittgenstein. Published in Lives of men of letters and science by Henry Brougham, in 1846

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1849 John Stevens Henslow, Darwins tutor Featured Scientists Image

1849 John Stevens Henslow, Darwins tutor

1849 John Stevens Henslow (6 February 1796-16 May 1861), crop of lithographic portrait from life by Thomas Herbert Maguire as part of the Friends of the Ipswich Museum scientific portrait series, commisioned by George Ransome. Henslow was vice-president of the museum and a bound portfolio copy of the portraits was presented by him to H.R.H. Prince Albert when he inspected the museum in 1851. Henslow, a popular Professor of Botany at Cambridge University, became tutor to Charles Darwin during his studies in Cambridge. Darwin was very fond of him, and became known as "the man who follows Henslow". When Henslow and colleague Leonard Jenyns were offered a place on the Beagle Voyage, both decided it would suit a man with less commitments and suggested Darwin. Henslow helped Darwin in the UK throughout the voyage. Henslow retired most academic duties when he became Rector of Hitchin in 1837

© This image is Paul D. Stewart 2009. Do not reproduce without permission of the photographer at Stewartpauld@aol.com