Newtons apple and other myths about science brushes away popular misconceptions to provide a clearer picture of scientific breakthroughs from ancient times to the present a falling apple inspired the law of gravity or so the story goes. One can frequently see visitors to londons science museum stroking stephensons rocket locomotive which made steam travel attractive and which is an icon of the tales which many people know. A falling apple inspired the law of gravity or so the story goes is it true perhaps not but why do such stories endure as explanations of how science happensnewtons apple and other myths about sciencebrushes away popular misconceptions to provide a clearer picture of scientific breakthroughs from ancient times to the present. Edited by ronald numbers and kostas kampourakis newtons apple and other myths about science debunks the widespread belief that science advances when individual geniuses experience eureka moments and suddenly comprehend what those around them could never imagine. Ronald numbers was interviewed about his book newtons apple and other myths about science the interview recorded on the campus of the university of wisconsin is part of book tv s college
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