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  Robert Boyle - Crystalinks
The period of Boyle's residence was marked by the reactionary actions of the victorious parliamentarian forces, consequently this period marked the most secretive period of Chevalier movements and thus little is known about Boyle's involvement beyond his membership.
Boyle's great merit as a scientific investigator is that he carried out the principles which Francis Bacon preached in the Novum Organum.
In 2004 The Robert Boyle Science Room was opened in the Lismore Heritage Centre, near his birthplace, dedicated to his life and works where students have the opportunity of studying science and participating in scientific experiments.
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  Robert Boyle - LoveToKnow 1911
ROBERT BOYLE (1627-1691), English natural philosopher, seventh son and fourteenth child of Richard Boyle, the great earl of Cork; was born at Lismore Castle, in the province of Munster, Ireland, on the 25th of January 1627.
Boyle's great merit as a scientific investigator is that he carried out the principles which Bacon preached in the Novum Organum.
An incomplete and unauthorized edition of Boyle's works was published at Geneva in 1677, but the first complete edition was that of Thomas Birch, with a life, published in 1744, in five folio volumes, a second edition appearing in 1772 in six volumes, 4to.
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 Robert Boyle - MSN Encarta
Boyle was also a pioneer in the use of experiments and the scientific method to test his theories.
Boyle was born in Lismore Castle in Lismore, Ireland.
Boyle drew a comparison between a glowing coal and phosphorescent wood, although oxygen was still not known and combustion was not properly understood.
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 Robert Boyle
Boyle leads up to his hypothesis by considering in detail and attacking the forms of explanation and their basic concepts that he found natural philosophers using in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries.
Boyle hoped that gravitational, magnetic, and electrical properties, although provisionally acceptable in what he called ‘intermediate’ explanations, would be given more fundamental explanations in terms of the mechanical qualities of the corpuscles.
Boyle’s experimental reports are sometimes criticized for being unsystematic and trivial, and for not contributing to the support of his hypothesis.
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 Robert Boyle   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Boyle was a founder and an influential fellow of the Royal Society, was continuously active in scientific affairs, and wrote prolifically on science, philosophy, and theology.
Boyle's earliest publication was on the physical properties of air, from which he derived his law that the volume of a given amount of a gas varies inversely with pressure.
Boyle was a skillful experimenter who insisted that experimentation was an essential part of scientific proof, an approach that influenced Sir Isaac Newton and the methodology of many later scientists.
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 Robert Boyle Biography | World of Mathematics
Robert Boyle, often referred to as "the father of modern chemistry," was a revolutionary scientific figure in his belief that all scientific disciplines should be subjected to the rigors of scientific experimentation, and that science itself could be explained through mathematical laws.
Boyle was born in Lismore, Ireland in 1627, the fourteenth child of Lord and Lady Cork.
Boyle also argued against the Aristotelian idea that was still used in alchemy that everything in the world was composed of the four elements of earth, air, fire, and water.
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 The Galileo Project
Boyle was the son of the fabulously wealthy Earl of Cork, an Elizabethan adventurer who enriched himself in Ireland.
Boyle was the fourteen (and next to youngest) child, the seventh son.
Boyle attended Eton for four years and then was educated by private tutors, mostly on the continent.
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 Robert Boyle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Robert Boyle (January 25, 1627 – December 30, 1691) was an Irish natural philosopher, chemist, physicist, inventor and early gentleman scientist, noted for his work in physics and chemistry.
Robert Boyle was born at Lismore Castle, in the province of Munster, Ireland, as the seventh son and fourteenth child of Richard Boyle, the "Great Earl of Cork".
He founded the Boyle lectures, intended to defend the Christian religion against those he considered "notorious infidels, namely atheists, theists, pagans, Jews and Muslims", with the proviso that controversies between Christians were not to be mentioned.
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 Robert Boyle
Robert Boyle was the seventh son and fourteenth child of Richard Boyle, who was the first Earl of Cork.
Robert Boyle was educated at home and at Eton College he did not know this at the time, but in the future he would enjoy traveling.
Robert Boyle’s education at home might have been of such good quality that he was able to go to college at a young age.
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 Boyle biography
Robert was the seventh son (and fourteenth child) of his parents fifteen children (twelve of the fifteen survived childhood).
Robert was sent, together with one of his brothers, to study at Eton College in England in 1635.
Boyle became a strong supporter of Galileo's philosophy and believed strongly from this time in the new approach to studying the world through mathematics and mechanics.
www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk /history/Biographies/Boyle.html   (2643 words)

 United Earth - Robert Boyle Quotes, Biography & Chronology
Robert’s parents believed that the best upbringing for young children, up to the time they began their education, could be provided away from their parents.Robert was sent away to be brought up in the country while his father continued to aim for higher political successes (Robert).
Boyle was one of the first to extend the application of mathematics to chemistry which he tried to develop as a science whose complex appearance was merely the result on simple mathematical laws applied to simple fundamental practices (Robert).
Not only did Boyle's deep theism inform his outlook in natural philosophy, as in life in general; in addition, it may be argued that the obsessiveness which he showed in his pursuit of his goals grew directly out of the religious imperatives which dominated his life (Hunter).
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Boyle was the first prominent scientist to perform controlled experiments and to publish his work with elaborate details concerning procedure, apparatus and observations.
Boyle's pump could be operated easily and efficiently by one man. With it Boyle demonstrated that the sound of a bell in the receiver (a thirty quart vacuum chamber) faded as the air was removed, proving that air was necessary for the transmission of sound.
Boyle's empiricism established him as a founder of the modern scientific method and his arguments were so persuasive as to win many important converts, most notably Isaac Newton.
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 AllRefer.com - Robert Boyle (Chemistry, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Boyle is often referred to as the father of modern chemistry; he separated chemistry from alchemy and gave the first precise definitions of a chemical element, a chemical reaction, and chemical analysis.
Although he was especially noted for his experimental work, Boyle also contributed to physical theory, supporting an early form of the atomic theory of matter, which he called the corpuscular philosophy, and using it to explain many of his experimental results.
Boyle was one of the group at Oxford that later became the Royal Society, but he refused the presidency of the society in 1680, as well as many other honors.
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 Robert Boyle Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
The English chemist, physicist, and natural philosopher Robert Boyle (1627-1691) was a leading advocate of "corpuscular philosophy." He made important contributions to chemistry, pneumatics, and the theory of matter.
The seventh son and fourteenth child of the 1st Earl of Cork, Robert Boyle was born on Jan. 25, 1627, at Lismore Castle in County Cork, Ireland.
Boyle made extensive studies of the elasticity of the air and of its necessity for various physical phenomena, such as combustion, the propagation of sound, and the survival of animals.
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 Robert Boyle (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
Boyle was a corpuscularian, a term he employed to paper over the differences between believers in a vacuum, and believers in a plenum, given that both of them agreed that the explanation of natural occurrences should be solely in terms of particles of matter, their motion and interaction.
Boyle did, however, leave a plan of the intended work, and in the manuscript remains — seven volumes of correspondence, forty-six volumes of miscellaneous papers and eighteen volumes of notebooks — there are still a number of unpublished fragments and some longer selections which he intended for this work.
Boyle suggested that the divergence from the expected result in the case of rarefaction may have been due to "some little aerial bubbles in the quicksilver" ("so easy is it in such nice experiments to miss of exactness," he added).
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 Robert Boyle
Boyle is a paradigm for such a study because he was both a respected scientist and theologian who wrote extensively in both areas.
Although Boyle was not opposed to textual criticism which seeks to identify the original text through the comparison of extant varying manuscripts, he objected to the deliberate changing of words in order to justify the theology of the interpreter.
Boyle was both a modern scientist and a theologian who held to a conservative view of the accuracy of the entire Bible.
www.asa3.org /ASA/PSCF/1997/PSCF3-97Woodall.html   (5211 words)

 The man who turned chemistry into a science
Robert Boyle was born in 1627, at Lismore Castle in Ireland, the fourteenth child of Sir Richard, the wealthy Earl of Cork, and Lady Boyle.
Boyle’s services to science were already becoming valuable, and he stands out as one of the principal originators of the ‘experimental method’.
Boyle was a devout Christian and an enthusiastic student of the Bible.
www.answersingenesis.org /creation/v12/i1/chemistry.asp   (1135 words)

 Robert Boyle--Founder of Modern Chemistry - Does God Exist? - MarApr03
Robert urged his fellow scientists to report their experiments quickly and clearly so others might know of any new discovery.
Robert and his friends became the first group of scientists to hold regular meetings.
Robert Boyle was a humble Christian who radiated the love of God to those around him.
www.doesgodexist.org /MarApr03/RobertBoyleFounderOfModernChemistry.html   (812 words)

 Robert Boyle
Robert Boyle is the most influential Anglo-Irish scientist in history.
Robert’s parents believed that the best upbringing for young children, up to the time they began their education, could be provided away from their parents.
Robert was sent away to be brought up in the country while his father continued to aim for higher political successes (Robert).
campus.udayton.edu /~hume/Boyle/boyle.htm   (2085 words)

 Robert Boyle, a Sceptical Chymist
Robert Boyle was the seventh son of Richard Boyle, the greatest landlord in Ireland in the early 17
Boyle does not know how many elements there are or what those elements may be; however, he argues that those who believe the elements to be earth, air, fire, and water (following Aristotle and the ancients) or mercury, sulfur, and salt (following more recent alchemical doctrine) do so on an insufficient basis.
At any rate, it is interesting to see Boyle draw a distinction between the presumably valuable minerals and the showy or ridiculous animals which is absent in the original, for in Kings the entire list is meant to convey the wealth of Solomon.
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 BBC - History - Robert Boyle (1627 - 1691)
Boyle was a leading intellectual figure of the 17th century and one of the founders of modern chemistry.
Robert Boyle was born on 27 January 1627 in County Waterford in the south-east of Ireland.
It was here that he engaged Robert Hooke as an assistant and together they devised the most famous piece of experimental equipment associated with Boyle, the vacuum chamber or air-pump.
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 Robert Boyle
Robert Boyle (1627–1691) was born at Lismore Castle, Munster, Ireland, the 14th child of the Earl of Cork.
Robert Boyle at the age of 37, with his air pump in the background.
Boyle was an advocate of corpuscularism, a form of atomism that was slowly displacing Aristotelian and Paracelsian views of the world.
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 Glimpses bulletin #68: Boyle's conversion and the law of gases
At that moment, the 13-year-old Robert Boyle resolved to live a life dedicated to serving Christ, and the next fifty years were proof of his conversion that stormy night in 1640.
Boyle considered his scientific experiments, like all his other endeavors, part of his Christian service, for it was man's duty to seek for God's purposes in nature.
The Boyle lectureships became an important forum for Christian apologetics, but the strongest apologetic Robert Boyle gave the world was his humble, upright, and dedicated Christian life.
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 Dr Robert Boyle Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon
Dr Boyle is recognised as a leader in his field with appearances on "Good Medicine" television programme and "Today Tonight" television programme.
All his clinics and the hospitals he uses are staffed by cosmetically trained personnel and Dr Boyle himself is available to his patients 24 hours a day.
All patients are given written quotes and all before and after care is documented and supervised by one of his trained staff.
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 Sir Robert Boyle (1627-1691)
Dec. 30, 1691, made important contributions to experimental chemistry and is known for his ideal Gas Law, subsequently termed Boyle's law.
In this study of Robert Boyle's epistemology, the author reveals the theological context within which Boyle developed his views on reasons limits.
Also covered in detail is Boyle's belief that God had deliberately limited the human intellect in order to reserve a full knowledge of both theology and natural philosophy for the afterlife.
www.thedorsetpage.com /people/Robert_Boyle.htm   (304 words)

 Robert Boyle - Lismore Heritage Town, County Waterford, Ireland
Robert Boyle was born at Lismore Castle on the 25th January 1627.
At the tender age of eight, Robert was sent off to school in Eton, and when he was eleven he was dispatched on the Grand Tour to France, Switzerland and Italy.
Robert settled there and devoted the rest of his life to scientific research.
www.discoverlismore.com /robertboyle.shtml   (403 words)

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