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If you can spray phlogiston, is it real?
1 June, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm£8
In the first of three guest-curated talks by Michela Massimi,Hasok Chang discusses how we should understand cases from the history of science in which scientists were confident that they were directly manipulating entities which modern science considers nonexistent. The chemistry of “phlogiston” from the 18th century provides an excellent example.