The general theory of relativity was not merely the interpretation of some experimental data or the discovery of a more accurate set of laws. It was a whole new way of regarding reality.(From Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson.)
Einstein, at age 36, had produced one of history's most imaginative and dramatic revisions of our concepts about the universe.
But physics was poised to be upended again, and Einstein was poised to be the one to do it.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
New, Fresh, Latest...
Reading Between Pages has a Thursday meme asking readers to post quotes from what they are reading that illustrate a theme. Today's theme over there is NEW, FRESH, LATEST. A biography of Einstein is, surely, an excellent source of sentences with this theme. A sampling: