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Kyle Keech Making Connections 2 p. 753 1/22/08 2. I chose to read Our Picture of the Universe by Stephen W. Hawkins. In my opinion, this piece is indeed a story. It tells of mankind’s thinking and perceptions of the universe throughout time. It begins with the Greek philosopher Aristotle and his views and theories of the universe and ends with today’s scientific research into the universe, time and quantum mechanics. I think this piece supports Wilson’s claim about good scientific work telling a good story. In Our Picture of the Universe Hawkins clearly describes how mankind’s perceptions have changed over the past 2400 years. Hawkins gives numerous examples. Two examples that contrast and illustrate Wilson’s quote “What we see and recreate is seldom the blinding, literal truth. Instead, we perceive and respond to our surroundings in narrow ways that most benefit our
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Unformatted text preview: orgasmic selves, are that of Aristotle and Saint Augustine as described by Hawkins. Saint Augustine believed that creation happened around 5000BC by the hand of God. Aristotle did not like this view, he believed that the human race and the world around it had existed, and would exist, forever. To quote Wilson The central task of science writing for a broad audience is, in consequence, how to make science human and enjoyable without betraying nature. In my opinion Hawkins article does just that. It tells the story of how humans have perceived the universe, and how those perceptions have changed over the years. Yet, throughout the article, the natural facts have not been compromised. Hawkins made the story enjoyable from a human aspect....
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