Speculating About the Universe; What the history of cosmology tells us about the role of speculation in theory development

Schneider, Michael D.


  • Across three chapters, I discuss the rationale behind how a theorist invents new theory and comes to believe it is worth introducing to the scientific community at large. In the first chapter, I propose a systematic metaphor to treat science as a network of interconnected theoretical objects. The second chapter is a conceptual history of cosmology from Descartes' Vortex Theory to the present-day ... read more
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