The Enlightenment

Professor Thomas Young (1773-1829)

Thomas Young was a genius. At the age of two he had learnt to read and by the age of four had read through the Bible twice; by the age of six he was a scholar in Latin. He seemed to absorb information like a dry sponge and became a private tutor in the classics by the...

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Edinburgh, a World Centre for Medicine

In 1681 the Royal College of Physicians was founded by Sir Robert Sibbald, James Halket and Archibald Pitcairne, and in 1697 the first purpose-built Surgeons’ Hall was erected and many of the founding members of both were Christians. Douglas Guthrie wrote: [The torch...

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