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Consequences of the Unresolvable

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Science  17 May 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5571, pp. 1244
DOI: 10.1126/science.1072108

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From Certainty to Uncertainty The Story of Science and Ideas in the Twentieth Century. F. David Peat. Joseph Henry (National Academy Press), Washington, DC, 2002. 248 pp. $24.95. ISBN 0-309-07641-2.

Writing for a general audience, Peat discusses scientific, philosophical, and cultural responses to the overthrow of Newton's clockwork universe and the rise of relativity, quantum mechanics, and chaos theory.