Steven Weinberg’s History Of Science Syllabus

A few years ago, on reading–perhaps in the New York Review of Books—Steven Weinberg mention his teaching an undergraduate history of science class at the University of Texas, I wrote to Weinberg: Professor Weinberg, […] I believe you teach a class on the history of science at UT-Austin. I would be very interested in perusing yourContinue reading “Steven Weinberg’s History Of Science Syllabus”

Heisenberg On Minimal Theoretical Change In Scientific Revolutions

In ‘Abstraction in Modern Art and Science’ (from Across the Frontiers, Harper Torchbooks, New York, 1974) Werner Heisenberg wrote: How does a revolution in science come about? The answer: By trying to change as little as possible; by concentrating all efforts on the solution of a special and obviously still unsolved problem, and proceeding as conservativelyContinue reading “Heisenberg On Minimal Theoretical Change In Scientific Revolutions”