History Of Science

The history of science is the study of the historical development of science and scientific knowledge, including both the natural sciences and social sciences.

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House of Lost Worlds: Dinosaurs, Dynasties, and the Story of Life on Earth
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The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
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Following the path of earlier unificationists, one of Eddington's aims was to reduce the contingencies in the description of nature, for example, by explaining the fundamental constants of physics rather than accepting them as merely experimental data. One of these constants was the fine-structure constant ..., which entered prominently in Dirac's theory and was known to be about 1/137.
Helge Kragh, Quantum Generations: A History of Physics in the Twentieth Century

Some astrophysicists have convinced themselves that the fifth significant figure of the fine structure constant has changed over the past ten billion years.
Sheldon L. Glashow

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