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Light Years pp 72-104 | Cite as

Seeing Further

  • Brian Clegg
Part of the Macmillan Science book series (MACSCI)

Abstract

The telescope and the microscope opened windows into the physical world, but left untouched the mystery that made them possible — light itself. It was left to a young Englishman, trapped at home for two years by the plague, to brush aside 3,000 years of philosophical fog and precipitate one of the fiercest disputes science would ever see.

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© Brian Clegg 2008

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