The Second Time as Farce: Galileo Redux

Carson, Jonathan
March 1998
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Mar1998, Issue 81, p10
Comments on the belief that weather is under human control. Impact of science on the naturalistic explanations for physical events; Difference between weather and climate; Information on the chaos theory.


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