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In a time when superstition and magic governed reason, the repressive dogma of Christian belief silenced many, and where a turbulent political and economical background dominated, these men forbade any discussion of ...
In a time when superstition and magic governed reason, the repressive dogma of Christian belief silenced many, and where a turbulent political and economical background dominated, these men forbade any discussion of religion at their meetings. Lomas claims that modern experimental science was born out of The Royal Society, which was secretly funded by The Invisible College, which is known today as Freemasonry.
|Prologue: A Cold Winter's Day in Late November||1|
|Ch. 1||A World before Science||11|
|Ch. 2||The Founders of the Royal Society||25|
|Ch. 3||Conflicting Stories||51|
|Ch. 4||The Patron Saint of Frozen Chickens||71|
|Ch. 5||An Alien Monarch||81|
|Ch. 6||The Life and Soul of the Royal Society||103|
|Ch. 7||Fellow Number Thirty-seven||139|
|Ch. 8||The Restoration||165|
|Ch. 9||The Royal Charters||193|
|Ch. 10||Early Works||217|
|Ch. 11||Gossips, Spies and French Mistresses||247|
|Ch. 12||A Legend of Gracious and Kindly Kings||259|
|Ch. 13||Sir Robert's Heritage||287|
|Postscript: Life, the Universe and a Theory of Everything||299|
|App||The Scientific Secrets of the Craft||309|
Posted May 3, 2009
What seems to be an extremely well researched book on the founding and development of Freemasony in England and Scotland and it's relationship to the founding and development of the Royal Society. The book presents a good case of how modern science really began with the support of Charles II under the disguise of the Royal Society, and how despite the civil war, the war against the Dutch, and natural disasters, men of various religious and poltiical views came together to form the Royal Society and put aside their squabbles in the pursuit of a unified goal. Lomas' writing is not the most compelling, but he does a very good job in backing up his assertions and conclusions.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.