The Milestones of Modern Science
|A heliocentric cosmos|
|Order on the cathedral floor.|
|The Four Elements|
Jacob Bronowski, The Ascent of Man.
Richard Feynman, The Meaning of it All.
Galileo, The Essential Galileo.
Suggested, but we do not read:
Michio Kaku, Beyond Einstein.
Ernst Mayr, One Long Argument.
Rene Dubos, The White Plague.
Evelyn Fox Keller, The Century of the Gene.
Suggested, but we no longer read:
Leo Marx, The Machine in the Garden.
Lynn Margulis, Symbiotic Planet.
Michael Frayn, Copenhagen.
Where the nuclear plants are:
"The nuclear war of Atoms for Peace, at home."
First book and subsequent bridge discussions in the course.
Weeks dates Topics & Readings Assignments
1. Jan 12 "Cosmos, Life, & Light"
2. Jan 26 Bronowski , The Ascent of Man
3. Feb 2 Feynman, The Meaning of it All
4. Feb 9 Freud, 1918 Essay A. proposed topic, outline, & 3 ¶
5. Feb 16 Dubos, The White Plague
6. Feb 23 Mayr, One Long Argument
7. Mar 9 Mayr Worldview paper compared to five author's views is due
8. Mar 16 Keller, The Century of the Gene
9. Mar 23 Kaku, Beyond Einstein B. Annotated Bibliography due
10. Mar 30 Shubin, The Universe Within
11. Apr 6 Finnochiarrio, The Essential Galileo C. draft essay for research paper due
12. Apr 13 Horney, Neurosis and Human Growth
13. Apr 20 Frayn, Copenhagen
14. Apr 27 Reports Final (revised) Research Paper due
Final Apr 27: Verbal Presentations of 5 - 7 minutes, rehearsed; on what you learned doing the research.
- First reading: The Ascent of Man
- Second discussion focus: Cosmos
- Third discussion focus: Cosmos springs into Life
- Fourth discussion focus: "Life created the world that created us."
Revolutions in science
What word is older, science or technology?
Unity of natural sciences
More details about worldviews.
Eigenwelt | Mitwelt | Umwelt
Edward O Wilson
Galileo Galilei | Albert Einstein | Jacob Bronowski | Stephen Hawking | Ernst Mayr | Ian Tattersall | Charles Darwin
Terms | Glossary | Word webs | Basic vocabulary | Advanced Vocabulary | Antonyms | Synonyms
Writing | Writing worldviews | Free Writing
The Tree of Life
Geological periods in the past
science subject index, in brief alphabetical order
More Science | Galileo | Darwin | Einstein | Genes, visual
Writing | writing from texts | how to approach writing | writing papers | writing & world views