My Einstein

Author: John Brockman
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1400079500
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Essays marking the centennial of Einstein's special theory of relativity include contributions from Leonard Susskind, Janna Levin, Lee Smolin, and others on such topics as the Einstein myth and his influence on modern physics.

Physical Chemistry

Author: Kenneth S Schmitz
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0128005998
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The advancements in society are intertwined with the advancements in science. To understand how changes in society occurred, and will continue to change, one has to have a basic understanding of the laws of physics and chemistry. Physical Chemistry: Multidisciplinary Applications in Society examines how the laws of physics and chemistry (physical chemistry) explain the dynamic nature of the Universe and events on Earth, and how these events affect the evolution of society (multidisciplinary applications). The ordering of the chapters reflects the natural flow of events in an evolving Universe: Philosophy of Science, the basis of the view that natural events have natural causes - Cosmology, the origin of everything from the Big Bang to the current state of the Universe - Geoscience, the physics and chemistry behind the evolution of the planet Earth from its birth to the present - Life Science, the molecules and mechanisms of life on Earth - Ecology, the interdependence of all components within the Ecosphere and the Universe - Information Content, emphasis on how words and phrases and framing of issues affect opinions, reliability of sources, and the limitations of knowledge. Addresses the four Ws of science: Why scientists believe Nature works the way it does, Who helped develop the fields of science, What theories of natural processes tell us about the nature of Nature, and Where our scientific knowledge is taking us into the future Gives a historical review of the evolution of science, and the accompanying changes in the philosophy of how science views the nature of the Universe Explores the physics and chemistry of Nature with minimal reliance on mathematics Examines the structure and dynamics of the Universe and our Home Planet Earth Provides a detailed analysis of how humans, as members of the Ecosphere, have influenced, and are continuing to influence, the dynamics of events on the paludarium called Earth Presents underlying science of current political issues that shape the future of humankind Emphasizes how words and phrases and framing of issues can influence the opinions of members of society Makes extensive use of metaphors and everyday experiences to illustrate principles in science and social interactions

Einstein Zen

Author: Conrad P. Pritscher
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9781433108709
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This book makes a strong case for free schooling, comparing the mind of Albert Einstein – who said much – to Zen conscious practice, which says little but encompasses everything. Examining the work of brain researchers, neuroscientists, physicists, and other scholars to illuminate the commonalities between Einstein’s thought and the Zen practice of paying attention to one’s present experience, the book reveals their many similarities, showing the development of self-direction as a key to fostering compassionate consideration of others and to harmonious, semi-effortless learning and living. Examples demonstrate that students who choose to study what is interesting, remarkable, and important for them tend to become more like Einstein than students with the rigid school curricula; students who are free to learn often demonstrate empathy, and less rigid rule-following, while involved in the process of imaginatively becoming their own oracles and self-educators.


Author: Thomas Ryckman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351707892
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Albert Einstein (1879–1955) was the most influential physicist of the 20th century. Less well known is that fundamental philosophical problems, such as concept formation, the role of epistemology in developing and explaining the character of physical theories, and the debate between positivism and realism, played a central role in his thought as a whole. Thomas Ryckman shows that already at the beginning of his career - at a time when the twin pillars of classical physics, Newtonian mechanics and Maxwell’s electromagnetism were known to have but limited validity - Einstein sought to advance physical theory by positing certain physical principles as secure footholds. That philosophy produced his greatest triumph, the general theory of relativity, and his greatest failure, an unwillingness to accept quantum mechanics. This book shows that Einstein’s philosophy grew from a lifelong aspiration for a unified theoretical representation encompassing all physical phenomena. It also considers how Einstein’s theories of relativity and criticisms of quantum theory shaped the course of 20th-century philosophy of science. Including a chronology, glossary, chapter summaries, and suggestions for further reading, Einstein is an ideal introduction to this iconic figure in 20th-century science and philosophy. It is essential reading for students of philosophy of science, and is also suitable for those working in related areas such as physics, history of science, or intellectual history.

The Ultimate Quotable Einstein

Author: Albert Einstein
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400835966
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Here is the definitive new edition of the hugely popular collection of Einstein quotations that has sold tens of thousands of copies worldwide and been translated into twenty-five languages. The Ultimate Quotable Einstein features 400 additional quotes, bringing the total to roughly 1,600 in all. This ultimate edition includes new sections--"On and to Children," "On Race and Prejudice," and "Einstein’s Verses: A Small Selection"--as well as a chronology of Einstein’s life and accomplishments, Freeman Dyson’s authoritative foreword, and new commentary by Alice Calaprice. In The Ultimate Quotable Einstein, readers will also find quotes by others about Einstein along with quotes attributed to him. Every quotation in this informative and entertaining collection is fully documented, and Calaprice has carefully selected new photographs and cartoons to introduce each section. Features 400 additional quotations Contains roughly 1,600 quotations in all Includes new sections on children, race and prejudice, and Einstein’s poetry Provides new commentary Beautifully illustrated The most comprehensive collection of Einstein quotes ever published

Brains Inventing Themselves

Author: Conrad P. Pritscher
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9460917089
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Neuroscience has found that neuroplasticity of brain cells allows brains to invent themselves. Remodeling of brains can be facilitated by schools and universities. What may be done to accelerate that positive inventing so as to prepare for rapidly accelerating change? As an IBM advertisement reads: “It is time to ask smarter questions.” This book helps the reader do that. What is worse than being blind to something? “Being blind to your blindness” says Eric Haseltine who has worked for both Disney and the National Security Agency. Being blind to what our brains can do is slowly changing. Brain researchers recently found that we can now be our own subjects of brain experimentation. Research shows how one can change one’s brain by changing one’s mind. In her 2010 high school valedictorian speech Erica Goldson courageously said: “The majority of students are put through the same brainwashing techniques in order to create a complacent labor force working in the interests of large corporations and secretive government, and worst of all, they are completely unaware of it.” This book shows professors, teachers, parents, and interested citizens how students can become aware and reach higher levels of consciousness.

Man Creates Destroys Gods With Every Change In Cosmology And It All Changes Again

Author: Charles Sven
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0967035309
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Our changing world views, creates or destroys our concept of Gods & Goddesses. “The act of creation is hard.” - Gregory Chaitin “Nature’s laws are man’s creation.” - Moris Klein “Discovering a new explanation is inherently an act of creativity.” - David Deutsch The challenges of life that help us grow intellectually allow us to see the larger world with new eyes. Old family clans gathering into larger groups expand our language skills enabling us to share ideas. Our history is complete with these cycles of growth and Gods. Note: In the Stone Age we find man with primitive language skills and limited living areas – giving rise to his creation of the many minor woodland spirits whose attributes contribute to the fortunate or unfortunate hunt, to the advent of thunder and rain needed or not, and to all the events uncontrolled by man. Time passes, that by the time of the Migration Age, we formed many small city/states. Diverse groups of people living together gives rise to increased communication skills. With more words available to describe conditions, we now find man living on a flat earth noting that the Sun God is pulled across the sky in a chariot. Progress etc. pushed man into the Middle Ages. Hi-tech ships sailing from port to port evolved into ocean covering vessels providing the discovery that our flat earth is now a sphere – the center of our Universe! This important position requires the most important God. Lucky happenstances probably led man to discover telescopes. This new hi-tech invention in the hands of Galileo demoted earth from the center to an orbit around the sun. This led to the demotion of God to a lesser domain. Continued increase in commerce, during this post-Renaissance Age provided increased news of the world describing wars, famine, plague, poverty, along with the expansion of science and technology including Darwin’s evolution. This allowed the creation and acceptance of Friedrich Nietzsche’s proposal that perhaps God has died. The pendulum of progress finds in the early 1900’s that several of Einstein’s colleagues, whose reworking the math of general relativity, concluded that time, space and matter was created out of nothing, requiring no gods ever, but provided no physical solution to existence –– the state of cosmology today. Well, man’s curiosity along with his hi-tech tool making skills coupled with vast broadcasting of discoveries supplied to this author and all interested parties, via the printed word and scientific web sites, all the material needed to assemble seemingly unrelated facts into one complete picture describing the creation of our Universe. It is very easy to demonstrate how dark energy, described in this eBook, found in pre-existing space, supplies the power required by atoms to function and how this same dark energy power converged, setting off the Big Bang’s Explosive conversion of dark energy into matter as demonstrated by the Stanford Linear Accelerator in ’97. Further, incorporating NASA’s Gamma Ray Bursts’ power signatures with the latest supernovas’ studies graphically describes the mechanics of galaxy distribution. Adding the WMAP satellite data of the Cosmic Microwave Radiation to measurements of the Hubble Deep Field Surveys provides sufficient graphing material to locate earth’s position in our Universe. With such information we can now demonstrate the proper method of computing the age of our Universe, an age that provides sufficient time for gravity’s work that of assembling galaxies. This 21st century’s assembly of the latest findings of mine leads to the conclusion that before the Big Bang we find a tremendous amount of dark energy filling probably an unlimited space for an unbelievable amount of time, could this be the domain of God? Enjoy this adventure of exploration of our Universe with the findings of our 21st century’s great new tools organized into one easily followed scenario.

The Well Crafted Argument

Author: Fred D. White
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305887158
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THE WELL-CRAFTED ARGUMENT, 6th Edition, guides students through the process of writing effective arguments across the disciplines. The two-part structure of this rhetoric/reader includes a complete pedagogical apparatus -- with coverage of critical reading strategies as well as writing, researching, and documenting a topic -- and an anthology of readings grouped into six thematic clusters. In-depth instruction, combined with real student writings, engages students and helps them discover their own voices. The text's visual emphasis and the authors' practical skill-building approach are enhanced with a full-color format. Summaries and checklists in Part I, Connections Among the Clusters and other study aids in Part II, and writing projects throughout the text encourage students to apply what they've learned. In addition to guidance on drafting and revising arguments, the authors provide a variety of composition strategies, including freewriting, outlining, and shared reading. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


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Intelligent Thought

Author: John Brockman
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 9780307277220
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Explores the theory of Creationism and the implications of evolution in a collection of essays that includes contributions by such scientists as psychologist Steven Pinker, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, and genomic researcher J. Craig Venter.