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A brief history of science; In the 360 yearssince the Royal Society was founded, scientists haven't changed much, writesMartin Rees. The challenges they face todaymight be different, but one thing remains the same: we must work together to solve them

Sep 03, 2020 - The Independent UK

If we could time travel back to the 1660s - to the earliest days of the Royal Society - we would find Christopher Wren, Robert Hooke, Samuel Pepys and other "ingenious and curious gentlemen" (as they described themselves) meeting regularly. Their motto was to accept nothing on authority. They did experiments; they peered through newly invented telescopes and microscopes; they dissected weird animals. Their experiments were sometimes gruesome - one involved a blood transfusion from a sheep to a m...