Coming of Age in the Milky Way Topics for Discussion

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Discuss man's early fascination with the universe? What were some early concepts of the greatest minds of the day including Aristotle and Plato?

What contributions to astronomy were made by Copernicus and Galileo? What risks did these men take in advancing their theories?

What theories did Albert Einstein develop at the age of twenty-six? Describe them. How did his theories impact physics?

How did Christianity impact the study of the universe? Discuss the relationship of religion and science.

Name the three greatest achievements in theoretical physics. Provide a brief description of each.

What is quantum physics? Why is it important to mankind and to the the study of the universe?

What are the two hypotheses that theoretical physicists have developed about the origin of the universe? Describe each theory. Which hypothesis does Stephen Hawking ascribe to and what future does Hawking see for the...

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