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 From the Golden Dawn to the Alchemical Society: Mapping the Occult Boundaries of Atomic Theory

Mark S. Morrisson

in Modern Alchemy: Occultism and the Emergence of Atomic Theory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195306965
eISBN:
9780199785414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306965.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The interests of occult alchemists and mainstream chemists combined in the founding of the Alchemical Society in London in 1912. The mid-19th-century occult understanding of alchemy as primarily ... More


Modern Alchemy: Occultism and the Emergence of Atomic Theory

Mark Morrisson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195306965
eISBN:
9780199785414
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306965.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

While many alchemists were intelligent and well-intentioned thinkers, their experiments are usually regarded as failed wizardry rather than scientific investigation. The alchemists' extreme goals ... More


Epilogue: A Life in Science

Matthew Shindell

in The Life and Science of Harold C. Urey

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226662084
eISBN:
9780226662114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226662114.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter assesses the legacy of Harold C. Urey's life and career, utilizing the scientist's own letters written to colleagues toward the end of his life.


Dissent and Development

Ken Young and Warner R. Schilling

in Super Bomb: Organizational Conflict and the Development of the Hydrogen Bomb

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501745164
eISBN:
9781501745171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501745164.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines the arguments that had divided U.S. atomic science against a changing landscape of decision. These include: arguments about the feasibility of the Super, a matter only ... More


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