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A brief history of time – Stephen Hawking (1988)

A Brief History of Time - Stephen Hawking
Chapter one: Our picture of the universe A well-known scientist (some say it was Bertrand Russell) once gave a public lecture on astronomy. He described how the earth orbits around the sun and how the sun, in turn, orbits around the center of a vast collection of stars called our galaxy. At the end of the lecture, a little old lady at the back of the room got up and said: “What you have told us is rubbish.… Continue reading