The World on Paper

"[Individuals who break through by inventing a new paradigm are] almost always...either very young or very new to the field whose paradigm they change...These are the [men and women] who, being little committed to prior practice to the traditional rules of normal science, are particularly likely to see that those rules no longer define a playable game and to conceive another set that can replace them." - Thomas S Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolution (1962)

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Geometrical Theory of Gravitation (1915)

A haiku on Albert Einstein's (1879-1955) theory on gravity, General Relativity (GR):

Cherry blossoms fall
at light speed through curved space-time
and land with a thud.

-David Bader,
One Hundred Great Books in Haiku ( 2005)


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