Our picture of the universe

Our picture of the universe - realized that the eclipses of...

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Ryan Rooney English 15 24 January 2008 Making Connections #2 Does science tell stories? The story I choose to read and talk about was on page 724, Our Picture of the Universe, written by Stephen W. Hawking. In this piece of science writing there is a couple different stories being told inside of the science article. One of the main stories was when he talked about was the Greeks three main points on why the earth was a sphere rather then a flat plane. This took place back in 340 B.C. and was mainly started by a well known philosopher named Aristotle. Some of the Greeks facts that helped them prove this theory were, they new the North Star appeared lower in the sky down south then it did up at the North Pole. Also Aristotle
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Unformatted text preview: realized that the eclipses of the moon were caused from the sun and the moon overlapping. Finally the Greeks had an argument about ships and how u first sees the sails coming over the horizon. See where as Wilson believes that a science piece must tell a story I believe different. I think that every piece of science writing does not have to tell a story to be effective. Now what I do believe is that most science pieces do have at least one story many even have more, but I believe you can come up with a good science story that is not a narrative....
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