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Professor Frederick Gregory, Ph.D.

Professor Frederick Gregory
  • University of Florida
  • Harvard University
History of science has taught me that scientists remain very human as they strive to be objective. Overcoming personal differences, so vital to our ultimate survival, is as much a challenge for them as it is in politics or religion.

Dr. Frederick Gregory is Professor of History of Science at the University of Florida, where he has taught for 30 years. He holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Wheaton College in Illinois, a B.D. (Bachelor of Divinity) from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, an M.A. in the History of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Ph.D. in the History of Science from Harvard University. Professor Gregory has received numerous grants for research in his field, including an Alexander von Humboldt grant from the German government and a fellowship from the Dibner Institute for the History of Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was awarded the 2009 Joseph H. Hazen Education Prize for excellence in education from the History of Science Society. He also won the University of Florida's John Mahon Teaching Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching, as well as the Norman Wilensky Graduate Teaching Award. He has provided commentary for the American production of the television series The Day the Universe Changed. Professor Gregory's research interests have focused on German science in the 18th and 19th centuries, particularly as it reflects the larger cultural setting in which it is embedded. His two-volume undergraduate textbook, Natural Science in Western History, was published in 2008.

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8 Courses and Sets

  1. History of Science: 1700-1900

    History of Science: 1700-1900

    Frederick Gregory
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $199.95 $199.95$199.95
    Blending history with science, this series cuts across scientific disciplines to show you the spirit of excitement and exploration that accompanied the development of science from the Enlightenment through the 19th century. Great thinkers considered issues ranging from weightless matter to the existence of an unsuspected prehistoric world—while contending with demanding pressures from state, church, and culture.
  2. Darwinian Revolution

    Darwinian Revolution

    Frederick Gregory
    Starting at $129.95 Starting at $129.95 $254.95 $129.95$254.95
    Charles Darwin's theories on natural selection rank with those of Copernicus and Newton for their iconic stature in science. In The Darwinian Revolution, explore the remarkable story of Darwin's ideas, how scientists and religious leaders reacted to them, and the resulting sea change in human thought. In these 24 absorbing lectures taught by award-winning Professor Frederick Gregory, learn how a strikingly original...
  3. (Set)  The Rise of Humans & Darwinian Revolution Set

    (Set) The Rise of Humans & Darwinian Revolution

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
  4. (Set) Darwinian Revolution & Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity  Set

    (Set) Darwinian Revolution & Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $379.90 Starting at $379.90 $774.90 $379.90$774.90
    How did Darwin change the course of science and society? What does a history of everything look like? The answers to these questions can be found in this two-course set. In The Darwinian Revolution, explore the remarkable story of Darwin's ideas, how scientists and religious leaders reacted to them, and the resulting sea change in human thought. And Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity...
  5. (Set) Darwinian Revolution & Albert Einstein: Physicist, Philosopher, Humanitarian  Set

    (Set) Darwinian Revolution & Albert Einstein: Physicist, Philosopher, Humanitarian

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
    Meet two of the greatest minds in modern scientific history. In The Darwinian Revolution, explore the remarkable story of Charles Darwin's ideas and how scientists, religious leaders, and society reacted to them. Then, get an in-depth look at the life, work, and philosophy of Albert Einstein—the 20th century's most brilliant and original physicist—in Albert Einstein: Physicist, Philosopher, Humanitarian.
  6. (Set) Darwinian Revolution & Great Ideas of Classical Physics  Set

    (Set) Darwinian Revolution & Great Ideas of Classical Physics

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
    Investigate some of science's most groundbreaking ideas with this accessible two-course set delivered by a pair of engaging professors. The Darwinian Revolution introduces you to the remarkable story of Darwin's ideas on evolution, how scientists and religious leaders reacted to them, and the sea change in human thought that resulted. Great Ideas of Classical Physics takes you step by step through the landmark...
  7. (Set) Darwinian Revolution & Understanding Genetics: DNA, Genes, and Their Real-World Applications  Set

    (Set) Darwinian Revolution & Understanding Genetics: DNA, Genes, and Their Real-World Applications

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
    Gain insights into the captivating scientific field of genetics with this two-course set taught by award-winning professors. In The Darwinian Revolution, explore the remarkable story of Darwin's ideas, how scientists and religious leaders reacted to them, and the resulting sea change in human thought. Then, delve even deeper into the world of genetics with Understanding Genetics: DNA, Genes, and Their Real-World...
  8. (Set) Major Transitions in Evolution & Darwinian Revolution  Set

    (Set) Major Transitions in Evolution & Darwinian Revolution

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $509.90 Starting at $509.90 $509.90 $509.90$509.90
    Make sense of evolutionary history and theory with these two dynamic science courses. Start with Major Transitions in Evolution, which explores the transitional moments that led to the first complex cells, plants, mammals, modern humans, and other evolutionary breakthroughs. Then continue on to The Darwinian Revolution, in which you learn the remarkable story of Charles Darwin's ideas on evolution and the radical...