Founding Fathers and Science
Split between science in the thought of the founding fathers and scientific thought at the time of the founding fathers this book gives one pause in interpreting the basic documents of this country. The meanings of words and phrases have changed which should give one pause as one attempts to use the 'intent' of the founding fathers to buttress their arguments. The author provides a glimpse into the scientific training, practice and writings of the four founding fathers covered in this work and one may assume that other 'gentlemen' of that era had similar training and thus understood the analogies and metaphors used during the debates and 'discussions' that went into the development of the basic documents of this country. Though the author does not discuss Constitutional issues per se, one can deduce that with their understanding of science they would have designed a document that would adapt to its time.