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Unformatted text preview: Albert Einstein died of a ruptured aneurysm in a New Jersey hospital on April 18, 1955. Although he is best remembered for his extraordinary contributions to modern physics, Einstein's life and thought left an impact not only on science, but also on philosophy, visual art, and literature. Of all his works, his theory of relativity had perhaps the farthest-reaching implications for thinkers in all fields. For example, British physicists such as Arthur Eddington interpreted relativity theory as a spiritual, idealistic view of the universe. They claimed that the laws of science have an a priori mental character and exist in a pure spiritual realm. In contrast, Soviet physicists such as V.A. Fock interpreted relativity as evidence for their own Marxist materialist agenda, arguing that science talks about the physical properties of reality as they actually exist and therefore...
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2011 for the course BIO 1320 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.
- Fall '09