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Oracles of Science: Celebrity Scientists versus God and Religion

Karl Giberson and Mariano Artigas

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195310726
eISBN:
9780199785179
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310726.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book examines the popular writings of the six scientists who have been the most influential in shaping perceptions of science, how it works, and how it relates to other fields of human endeavor, ... More


What Does a Black Hole Look Like?

Charles D. Bailyn

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148823
eISBN:
9781400850563
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148823.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Emitting no radiation or any other kind of information, black holes mark the edge of the universe—both physically and in our scientific understanding. Yet astronomers have found clear evidence for ... More


Theism, Atheism, and Big Bang Cosmology

William Lane Craig and Quentin Smith

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263838
eISBN:
9780191682650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263838.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

Contemporary science presents us with the remarkable theory that the universe began to exist about fifteen billion years ago with a cataclysmic explosion called ‘the Big Bang’. The question of ... More


 Reading the Mind of God: Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking

in Oracles of Science: Celebrity Scientists versus God and Religion

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195310726
eISBN:
9780199785179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310726.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Stephen Hawking is a public intellectual and the best-selling author of A Brief History of Time, The Universe in a Nutshell, The Large Scale Structure of Spacetime with George Ellis, Stephen ... More


Conclusion: Science and Beyond

Karl Giberson and Mariano Artigas

in Oracles of Science: Celebrity Scientists versus God and Religion

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195310726
eISBN:
9780199785179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310726.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The oracles of science: Carl Sagan, Stephen Weinberg, Richard Dawkins, Stephen Hawking, Edward O. Wilson, and Stephen Jay Gould make connections between science and culture, and they particularly ... More


Quantum Gravity: Third Edition

Claus Kiefer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199585205
eISBN:
9780191739378
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585205.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This book is concerned with the attempts to unify Einstein's theory of general relativity and quantum theory into a theory of quantum gravity. It presents, for the first time, most of the approaches ... More


Introduction to Black Hole Physics

Valeri P. Frolov and Andrei Zelnikov

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199692293
eISBN:
9780191731860
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692293.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This book is a thorough and up‐to‐date introduction to black hole physics. It provides a modern and unified overview of all their aspects, physical, mathematical, astrophysical, classical, and ... More


Black Hole Exotica

Charles D. Bailyn

in What Does a Black Hole Look Like?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148823
eISBN:
9781400850563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148823.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter explores some of the predicted effects of black holes on people's lives and the possibility that they might someday be explored in fact as well as in fiction. These predicted effects ... More


Social selection

Graham Bell

in Selection: The Mechanism of Evolution

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198569725
eISBN:
9780191717741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569725.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Selection is often generated by interaction with other organisms: neighbours, partners, or antagonists. The force and direction of selection in these social contexts is very generally influenced by ... More


 Mixing Things Up

Ken Binmore

in Playing for Real: Game Theory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195300574
eISBN:
9780199783748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300574.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter develops the idea of a mixed strategy using the entry into a sealed-bid auction as a non-trivial example. Reaction curves are first illustrated for the case of pure strategies and then ... More


The Territoriality of Tradition: Treaties, Hunting Grounds, and Prophecy in Black Hawk’s Narrative

Mark Rifkin

in Manifesting America: The Imperial Construction of U.S. National Space

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195387179
eISBN:
9780199866786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387179.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines Life of Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak, or Black Hawk (1833), demonstrating how the text challenges official U.S. accounts of native politics in the western Great Lakes. It shows how ... More


The Shape of Space I: Topology

Nick Huggett

in Everywhere and Everywhen: Adventures in Physics and Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195379518
eISBN:
9780199776559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379518.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The question of the ‘shape’ of space can be approached in two ways: whether space is ‘curved’ or ‘flat’ is discussed later, these chapters address ‘topology’, the properties that would stay the same ... More


Beyond the Third Dimension?

Nick Huggett

in Everywhere and Everywhen: Adventures in Physics and Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195379518
eISBN:
9780199776559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379518.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The question of the ‘shape’ of space can be approached in two ways: whether space is ‘curved’ or ‘flat’ is discussed later, these chapters address ‘topology’, the properties that would stay the same ... More


Why Three Dimensions?

Nick Huggett

in Everywhere and Everywhen: Adventures in Physics and Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195379518
eISBN:
9780199776559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379518.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The question of the ‘shape’ of space can be approached in two ways: whether space is ‘curved’ or ‘flat’ is discussed later, these chapters address ‘topology’, the properties that would stay the same ... More


‘They Worship Death Here’: William Faulkner, Sanctuary and Hollywood: 2005 Sarah Tryphena Phillips Lecture On American Literature

Richard Gray

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 131, 2004 Lectures

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263518
eISBN:
9780191734021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263518.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture discusses William Faulkner's experiences in Hollywood, which he described as a place that worships death and not money. It shows that nearly all of his experiences in Hollywood were bad, ... More


The Off-Screen: An Investigation of the Cinematic Frame

Eyal Peretz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781503600720
eISBN:
9781503601611
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503600720.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The Off-Screen offers a comprehensive theory of film, a concise history of American cinema from Griffith to Tarantino, and a reflection on the place and significance of film within the general ... More


Connecting Borderlands: Native Networks and the Fredonian Rebellion

Robert Lawrence Gunn

in Ethnology and Empire: Languages, Literature, and the Making of the North American Borderlands

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479842582
eISBN:
9781479812516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479842582.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapters 4 compares the U.S. borderlands of Canada and Mexico to illuminate the threat that icons of intertribal Native resistance such as Tecumseh, Tenskwatawa, and Black Hawk (and the “intellectual ... More


Germany, ‘Domestic Crisis’, and War in 1939

R. J. Overy

in War and Economy in the Third Reich

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202905
eISBN:
9780191675584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202905.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Economic History

Tim Mason has argued that there is a half-way house, that Adolf Hitler's declared intentions and their flawed realisation are evidence of a dialectical relationship between actors and historical ... More


Cowboy Classics: The Roots of the American Western in the Epic Tradition

Kirsten Day

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402460
eISBN:
9781474422055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402460.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In the American cultural imagination, the Wild West is a mythic-historical place where our nation’s values and ideologies were formed. The heroes of this dangerous world, most familiar to us through ... More


The Image of Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief

Harold Holzer

in Jefferson Davis's Generals

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195139211
eISBN:
9780199848799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195139211.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Confederate President Jefferson Davis gained an enduring military image after he lost the war. This chapter portrays how the medium of popular prints made a powerful influence on creating Davis's ... More


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