© 1977

Cosmology, History, and Theology

  • Wolfgang Yourgrau
  • Allen D. Breck

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Hannes Alfvén
    Pages 1-14
  3. Patrick A. Heelan
    Pages 29-37
  4. William H. McCrea
    Pages 59-73
  5. Charles W. Misner
    Pages 75-100
  6. A. A. Penzias
    Pages 101-112
  7. Kenji Tomita
    Pages 131-139
  8. Gerald J. Whitrow
    Pages 159-177
  9. Wolfgang Yourgrau
    Pages 179-210
  10. Allen D. Breck
    Pages 211-218
  11. Jacques Merleau-Ponty
    Pages 283-291
  12. Kristian P. Moesgaard
    Pages 293-305

About this book


It is difficult to doubt that we suffer at present from the manifold aspects of an economic crisis which affects all walks of life. Well, men in almost every epoch in history have maintained that they were going through a crisis which was sup­ posed to be always more grave than any preceding critical phase. Very often those crises were not of an economic nature, but concerned either health, the political structure, the opportunity of acquiring knowledge, and so on. I think that we would consider today that some of those claims that were made in various historical epochs were often exaggerated if viewed from a historical point of view. However, it seems undeniable that we at present are in the middle of a universal economic crisis which has affected almost every facet of our daily life. And yet, the fact that despite these adverse conditions it is still possible to gather scholars from all corners of the world to deal with often sheer theo­ retical and sometimes abstract pursuits is a refutation of any facile pessimism­ it is reassuring to all who wonder where political and social events are taking us. Our salvation may well come from those acts of the mind so character­ istic of the pure scientist and scholar.


Universe cosmology phase structure

Editors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang Yourgrau
    • 1
  • Allen D. Breck
    • 1
  1. 1.University of DenverDenverUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Cosmology, History, and Theology
  • Editors Wolfgang Yourgrau
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1977
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-30940-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4615-8782-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4615-8780-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 416
  • Number of Illustrations 6 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Philosophy of Science
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