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Relativity in America, 1912–1980

  • Stanley Goldberg

Abstract

In Chapter 9 we discussed the premises which underlay the views of several segments of American culture near the turn of the century about science. Outside of the scientific community, the view was widely held that support of science was needed for industrial growth and that ideas should have practical import. This was a constant theme among industrialists. Within the scientific and physics communities the criterion for good science was not practical outcomes, but empirical foundations.

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