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dc.creatorSánchez-Cañizares, J. (Javier)-
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-17T08:49:37Z-
dc.date.available2019-05-17T08:49:37Z-
dc.date.issued2018-
dc.identifier.citationSánchez-Cañizares, J. (Javier). "The impact of religion on Kelvin's physical insights. Thermodynamics and the age of the earth". Forum. 4, 2018, 103 - 122es
dc.identifier.issn2498-9746-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10171/56824-
dc.description.abstractThermodynamics developed as a new branch of physics in the 19th century helping to go beyond a purely mechanistic understanding of nature. Among its founding fathers, it is William Thomson (Lord Kelvin) who offers a most promising perspective in order to highlight the influence of religious views in the improvement of science. In this article, I will focus on the controversy about the age of the Earth which confronted Kelvin with many geologists and defenders of the theory of evolution and I will explain the connections between Kelvin s credo and his scientific attack on uniformitarianism. Kelvin s contribution, even if ultimately proven wrong, was right in spirit and served the transition from qualitative to quantitative geology.-
dc.language.isoen-
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess-
dc.subjectÁrea Filología y Filosofía-
dc.subjectInfluence of religion on science-
dc.subjectKelvin's religious and physical insights-
dc.subjectThermodynamics and the age of the earth-
dc.subjectScientific controversies in 19th century-
dc.titleThe impact of religion on Kelvin's physical insights. Thermodynamics and the age of the earth-
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article-
dc.description.noteThis is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons: Atribution Noncomercial No Derivatives License (cc BY NC ND)-
dc.identifier.doi10.17421/2498-9746-04-07-
dadun.citation.endingPage122-
dadun.citation.publicationNameforum-
dadun.citation.startingPage103-
dadun.citation.volume4-

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