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3. SCIENCE AND CREATION
1. PREHISTORIC CULTURES
Paleolithic Hominids
A Religious Universe
Neolithic Cultures
2. ANCIENT EGYPTIAN SCIENCE
Religious Background
Egyptian Technology
Egyptian Science
Egyptian Mathematics
3. BABYLONIAN SCIENCE
Cultural Background
Babylonian Mathematics
Babylonian Astronomy and Mythology
Late Babylonian Astrology
4. PHOENICIAN & HEBREW INFLUENCES
Phoenician Contributions
The Hebrew View of Nature
The Biblical Idea of Creation
The Importance of the Idea of Creation
1. THE GREEK MIRACLE
The Cultural Setting
A Rational Universe
The Homeric Background
Ionian Science: Matter and Change
Pythagorean Science: Mystics and Mathematics
Plato and the Academy
Aristotle and the Lyceum
Hellenistic Trends
Alexandrian Mathematics
Alexandrian Astronomy and Geography
1. ROMAN SCIENCE
Encyclopedia Tradition
A Purposeful Universe
Medicine
Astrology and Alchemy
The Birth of Christianity
Early Christian Views
Byzantine Science
3. ISLAMIC SCIENCE
Origins of Islam
4. MEDIEVAL CHRISTIAN SCIENCE
The Translators
Medieval Universities
The Medieval Synthesis
Reactions to Thomism
1. THE COPERNICAN SYSTEM
Background and Sources
An Infinite Universe
Objections and Innovations
Advantages and Problems
Early Lutheran Responses to Copernicus
Developments in Other Sciences
Catholic and Protestant Reactions
The Work of Tycho Brahe
The Tychonic System
Early Work of Johannes Kepler
Breaking of the Circle
Harmony of the Universe
Galileo and the Telescope
Galileo’s Telescopic Discoveries
Galileo and the Church
1. GALILEO AND MECHANICAL IDEAS
Free Fall and Gravity
A Mechanical Universe
Projectile Motion and Inertia
Gassendi’s Revival of Atomism
Borelli’s Development of Mechanics
2. SCIENTIFIC PHILOSOPHIES AND SOCIETIES
Bacon’s Empiricist Philosophy
Descartes and Mechanistic Philosophy
Boyle and Corpuscular Philosophy
Scientific Societies and the Puritan Ethic
3. MECHANICAL INSTRUMENTS & IDEAS
New Mechanical Ideas
The Air Pump and Other Machines
The Microscope
4. TRIUMPH OF MECHANISTIC SCIENCE
Early Newtonian Ideas
Figure 5.7 Inverse-Square Law for the Moon
The Newtonian Synthesis
The Influence of Newtonian Ideas
1. ORIGINS OF THE ENERGY CONCEPT
The Vis Viva Concept
An Energistic Universe
The Phlogiston Theory
New Gases and Experimental Methods
2. THE CHEMICAL REVOLUTION
Lavoisier and the Elements
Avogadro’s Molecular Theory
Organic and Structural Chemistry
Mendeléev’s Periodic Table
3. HEAT AND THERMODYNAMICS
Heat and the Steam Engine
Dissipation of Heat
Conservation of Energy
Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory
4. ENERGY PROPAGATION
Waves and Sound
Revival of the Wave Theory of Light
Development of the Wave Theory of Light
Radiation and Spectroscopy
1. EARLY EVOLUTIONARY IDEAS
Temporalizing the Chain of Being
An Evolving Universe
Evolutionary Speculations
Lamarck’s Theory of Acquired Characteristics
Early Evolution Debates
2. DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT IN BIOLOGY
Natural Theology and Nature Philosophy
Figure 7.1 Modern Biological Classification
Epigenesis and Embryology
The Cell Theory
The Decline of Vitalism
Figure 7.2 Stages in Cell Mitosis
3. EARTH HISTORY AND GEOLOGY
Early Theories of the Earth
Vulcanism and Neptunism
Uniformitarianism and Catastrophism
Fossils and Stratification
4. THE THEORY OF EVOLUTION
The Darwinian Synthesis
The Origin of Species
Reception and Reaction to Darwinism
Genetics and Neo-Darwinism
1. ELECTRIC CHARGE AND CURRENT
An Electromagnetic Universe
The Concept of Electric Charge
Electric Conduction and Fluids
Electric Force and Quantity of Charge
Electric Current and the Battery
2. ELECTROMAGNETISM
Magnetic Effects of Electric Current
Electromagnetic Induction and the Generator
Mutual and Self-Induction
3. ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS & WAVES
The Field Concept and Electrolysis
Figure 8.6 Direct-Current Electric Motor
Electric Circuits and Oscillations
Figure 8.9 Mutual Induction & Transformer
Maxwell’s Electromagnetic Field Theory
4. ELECTROMAGNETIC APPLICATIONS
Reception of Maxwell’s Theory
Hertz and the Discovery of Radio Waves
Applications of Radio Waves
Extensions of the Electromagnetic Spectrum
1. ETHER AND RELATIVITY THEORIES
A Relational Universe
The Michelson-Morley Experiment
The Lorentz-Fitzgerald Contraction
Einstein and the Special Theory of Relativity
The General Theory of Relativity
Figure 9.3 Principle of Equivalence
2. RADIOACTIVITY AND ATOMIC MODELS
Discovery of Radioactivity and the Electron
Figure 9.4 Gravitational Bending of Light
The Analysis of Radioactivity
Radioactive Decay and Isotopes
The Nuclear Model of the Atom
3. QUANTUM THEORY AND THE ATOM
Planck’s Analysis of Thermal Radiation
Einstein and the Photoelectric Effect
Bohr Theory of the Hydrogen Atom
Extensions of the Bohr Theory
Figure 9.12 Stimulated Emission and Laser
4. QUANTUM WAVE THEORY
Wave-Particle Dualities
The New Quantum Mechanics
Extensions of Quantum Mechanics
1. EVIDENCES OF AN EXPANDING UNIVERSE
Galaxies and the Red Shift
An Expanding Universe
Relativistic Cosmologies
Hubble’s Law of Expansion
The Exploding Universe
2. NUCLEAR PARTICLES AND ENERGY
Discovery of the Neutron and Neutrino
Nuclear Forces and the Meson
Discovery of Nuclear Fission
The Development of Nuclear Energy
Figure 10.5 Liquid-drop Model of Nuclear Fission
3. BIRTH OF STARS AND THE UNIVERSE
Energy Processes in the Stars
Steady-State Theory and Continuous Creation
The Big-Bang Theory and Nucleosynthesis
Successes of the Big Bang Theory
4. ELEMENTARY PARTICLES & FORCES
Strange Particles and Particle Families
Quarks and Leptons
Unified Force Theories
Creation of the Universe
1. THE SECRET OF LIFE
2. THE MIRACLE OF LIFE
3. THE VALUE OF LIFE
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