Herbert Butterfield

1900 - 1979

A Quote by Sir Herbert Butterfield on character, consequences, mind, and problems

Of all the intellectual hurdles which the human mind has confronted and has overcome in the last fifteen hundred years the one which seems to me to have been the most amazing in character and the most stupendous in the scope of its consequences is the one relating to the problem of motion.

Herbert Butterfield (1900 - 1979)

Source: The Origins of Modern Science, 1949

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Sir Herbert Butterfield on christianity, history, revolution, science, and world

It [the scientific revolution] outshines everything since the rise of Christianity and reduces the Renaissance and Reformation to the rank of mere episodes, mere internal displacements, within the system of medieval Christendom. . . . It looms so large as the real origin of the modern world and of the modern mentality that our customary periodization of European history has become an anachronism and an encumbrance.

Herbert Butterfield (1900 - 1979)

Source: The Origins of Modern Science, 1949

Contributed by: Zaady

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