Saturday, Sept 15, 2012, 1:30pm
Bethesda Regional Library
7400 Arlington Rd Bethesda, MD [map]
Presented by Steve Gimbel, Chair, Department of Philosophy, Gettysburg College
Between the world wars, Nazi sympathizers tried to denigrate the theory of relativity by calling it "Jewish science." The Nazis, of course, were wrong. The notion of "religious science" usually brings to mind creationism, but our two best theories of gravitation before Einstein, those of Rene Descartes and Isaac Newton, bore indelible marks of their founders' theology. How did science change in the time leading up to Einstein to remove theological influence from physics?
FREE admission – Everyone welcome, members and non-members. Refreshments and socializing after the talk.
Free limited parking is available. The Bethesda Library is Metro accessible.