ERIC Number: ED336276
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
It's All in the Mind: Romantic Fact and Fiction in the New Physics.
Maffett, I. Lamar
Ever since Einstein and his colleagues opened the door to quantum physics, the world has not been the same. Straight lines have become curved, the atom is no longer physical matter, and some say, science and literature have exchanged places. Literature has certainly acquired the exactness of a science, and the new sciences, particularly physics, now makes good reading. The conflict between the new order of quantum scientists and the Newtonian classicists is described. The reasons why physics is now called the Queen of the Sciences are discussed. (KR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National College English Association Conference (San Antonio, TX, April 28, 1991).