Physicist’s story of science breaks historians’ rules

Evaluating past on its own terms misses important points, Nobel laureate Weinberg says

scene from Raphael's 'The School of Athens'

Plato and Aristotle discussed what they considered the scientific questions of their times, but they did not discern proper and effective approaches for learning about the nature of the world, physicist Steven Weinberg argues.

The School of Athens, Raphael, 1509-1511/Wikimedia Commons

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