A True Sight Of Robert Hooke 's Letter

1956 Words8 Pages
SCIE 258
Prof.K
Tianhao Liu A true sight of Robert Hooke’s letter This article is going to evaluate what kind of person Robert Hooke is by a letter. Although Robert Hooke is well known for his great discover of the field of microbiology, there is some proof that Robert Hooke may take his advantage of his background in Royal society to take down his opponent. I come out this thought while I am digging the background of the people related to the letter, and I want to know the background of it and understand why he wrote the letter. I will go through the letter and the backgrounds of the people evolved and tell the story based on my research. So we begin with the letter. It looks pretty old and handwriting by Robert Hooke
…show more content…
‘Although Beale was the central figure in the cider project, he was not alone.’(Page 141Source 9) People must have the same question I have. Why Hooke is writing to a person who is an expert of cider instead of Biology or Astronomy. For most F.R.S fellow, they normally have interest in different kinds of field instead of just one field, so all kinds of scientist actually discuss about all problems together. For example, Christopher Wren is well known as an architect, but he used to discuss about the material used in telescope with Robert. I personally think that is why Robert Hooke can take advantage of the Royal society, since he is the only expert and other fellows like Beale don’t really know about scope. Having all the background, it is time to tell the story. Remind the letter’s contents is basically about how Hooke is criticizing the telescope made by Hevelius, at first I thought is pretty common, since science people need to evaluate them self all the time to improve the work. But after digging the background, I found out that during 17c, government of United kingdom have a strong demand of Polescope. Reeves proposed in his book that ‘The emphasis on the usefulness of telescope has shifted from its actual utility as a military instrument—which must have been rather slight to its value as metaphorical analogue to political foresight and acuity. ’(Page source 5) So Hooke

More about A True Sight Of Robert Hooke 's Letter

Get Access