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By Stephen Hawking, Timothy Ferriss, Alan Lightman, Kip Thorne, Igor Novikov

Desde Einstein, y sobre todo a partir de su teoría de l. a. relatividad basic, sabemos que los fenómenos naturales tienen lugar en un marco geométrico de cuatro dimensiones, en el espaciotiempo. En este libro algunos de los físicos y divulgadores científicos más importantes de nuestro tiempo exploran las posibilidades más llamativas que nos abre el espaciotiempo einsteiniano. Tras una excelente introducción, en l. a. que Richard cost suministra las herramientas conceptuales básicas para poder comprender qué es eso que llamamos «espaciotiempo», Igor Novikov introduce a los lectores en las posibilidades de los viajes en el tiempo con sencillas explicaciones y modelos que evitan las típicas paradojas que se producen cuando el viaje conduce a tiempos anteriores al de partida. Sin embargo, los viajes en el tiempo son, tal vez, imposibles porque pueden violar leyes físicas que aún no hemos descubierto: esta es l. a. cuestión que aborda Stephen Hawking con su maestría ordinary. Por su parte, Kip Thorne mira a un futuro en el que se pueda comprobar una de las predicciones de los angeles teoría de l. a. relatividad basic, l. a. de l. a. radiación gravitacional, que ha desafiado hasta el momento todos los intentos de ser detectada, mientras que Alan Lightman y Timothy Ferris abordan aspectos más «externalistas» que conectan l. a. ciencia del espaciotiempo, y l. a. ciencia en basic, con l. a. cultura, entendida ésta en su sentido más amplio. Y es que no hay verdadera cultura sin ciencia.

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Religious zeal had to be tamed and orthodoxy sustained. They initiated several decades of preaching and writing aimed at making science pious and religion, more scientific. A generation later, Clarke’s exact contemporary and close friend of Newton, William Whiston, made his reputation on speculations about the early state of the earth and the intercession of comets in his New Theory of 1696. 23 But early in his career, Whiston was simply attempting to assert that physical evidence sustained the Christian account of creation.

They were not, however, without informal resources that reinforced their reliance on scientific learning. Informal Clubs and Publishing Science seemed to require clubbing; and although rivalry between experimenters was common and often vicious, a modicum of politeness kept any club afloat. Protestant Europe proved exceptionally receptive to Newton’s science and some of the earliest, informal fraternizing in the new polite and cosmopolitan mode occurred around it. In places as small as Spalding in Lincolnshire, a literary and philosophical society began to meet around 1710; and, within The Western Paradigm Decisively Shifts • 51 a decade, over 300 men were members in a town with about 500 families.

It was old and respected, and in the 1730s the college had a priest, M. Morin, as the professor of philosophy. His Cartesian textbook tells us a great deal about the cultural posture of the new science in early eighteenth-century France. Boldly he called the book Mécanisme universel, and he advertised on the title page that it was based on observations and experiences made at L’Académie royale des sciences in Paris and the Royal Society in London, as well as his own inventions. ” By the 1730s, throughout Europe public lecturing in science had begun in earnest.

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