Obviously, this is a subject that bears directly on the Darwin debate. Evolution skeptics were the canary in this particular coal mine.
A central progressive theme was historicism, crediting history almost exclusively with the development of culture.
Caleb Scharf explores the degrees of magnitude separating the immensity of the universe from the smallest particle of matter.
String theory, which took root in the 1970s, proposes that “all objects in our universe are composed of vibrating filaments (strings) and membranes (branes) of energy.”
Cosmology has become an art form. Stylish essays are decked out with a very brief skirt of science.