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The young, deaf astronomer John Goodricke practiced in late 18th century England, a unique period in the study of the physical world. Newton’s dispassionate and mechanistic universe had given way to one of wonder explored by a more romantic science. Secrets of nature were uncovered through persistent and personal investigations conducted in lonely garrets. A metaphor, yes, ...more
Published January 26th 2018
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A.C. Theokas has long been lured by the history of science. Through it we learn about great men and women who thought freely and, in doing so, went against convention. There is often great drama in this with compelling stories that follow such as John Goodricke’s. Theokas believes the best way to relate to the past is through historical fiction. If it is true that travel broadens the mind, then wh ...more
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