In 1905, a 25-year-old patent clerk named Albert Einstein demolished the 200-year-old certainty that Isaac Newton knew all there was to know about basic physics.
- In a technical paper only a few pages long, Einstein sent a huge part of his current "reality" to
- history's dustbin, where it found good company with thousands of other discards large and small.
- In 1905, though, Newton's discard was about as large as the bin would hold.
Now another grand old "certainty" hovers over history's dustbin, and it seems only a matter of time before some new Einstein writes the few (or many) pages that will bring it down and relegate it to history.
- And, as was the case in 1905, every "expert" in the world laughs heartily at any suggestion that their certainty could be struck down.
- Yet if facts are any yardstick — which should always be the case, but frequently isn't — Charles Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection is moving towards extinction.
Please note: This eBook has 230 photos and illustrations (200+ MB). It could take several minutes to load.