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A new theory or way of viewing the world must be able to explain everything that the previous theory could, while extending this understanding to new territory into which the earlier theory could not go. By the middle of the 19th century, many physicists felt that our fundamental understanding of physical law was more or less complete. For over a cen- 12 Chapter 1 Why Learn Astronomy? 10 Albert Einstein, perhaps the most famous scientist of the 20th century, and Time magazine’s selection as Person of the Century.
The Test Bank is available in print, Word RTF, PDF, and ExamView formats. PowerPoint Lecture Slides Gregory D. Mack, Ohio Wesleyan University These ready-made lecture slides integrate selected art from the text, “clicker” questions, and ofﬂine, lecture-ready versions of the AstroTour animations. Designed to accompany the lecture outlines found in the Instructor’s Manual, these lecture slides are fully editable and are available in Microsoft PowerPoint format. Instructor’s Resource Disc This helpful resource includes the PowerPoint lecture outlines with “clicker” questions, ofﬂine versions of the animations, plus selected photographs and all drawn art from the text.
As you will see in discussions throughout this book, the path to knowledge embodied in science does not seem to be any more arbitrary than the logic it is built on. In recent years, some critics of science have drawn attention to how science is inﬂuenced by culture. It is hard to avoid the conclusion that political and cultural considerations strongly inﬂuence which scientiﬁc research projects are funded. This choice of funding channels the directions in which scientiﬁc knowledge advances and can lead to serious ethical issues.