See Galileo, Newton and Aristotle's work at Texas Tech display

See Galileo, Newton and Aristotle's work at Texas Tech display

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Texas Tech is commemorating the Scientific Revolution this week.

The Institute for the Study of Western Civilization brought in Peter Dear from Cornell University to emphasize the importance of science in the modern world.

Specifically, his lecture "Who cares about it?"

"One thing about history is that history is very good at making sense of whats already happened, but like any other discipline, isn't so good at projecting things into the future," he said. "It would be nice if historians could predict the future and make a lot of money on the stock market and things like that, but it doesn't quite work that way. History can act like a cautionary lesson in what not to do and I think that is it's most useful function in that respect."

As part of the week's commemoration, pieces of Galileo Galilei, Sir Isaac Newton and Aristotle's work and literature are on display.
    
 

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