question that arises within Newtonian mechanics. Newtonian mechanics proposes an entirely different problematic from Aristotelian physics. Similarly, intelligent design proposes a far richer problematic than science committed to naturalism.
. Following the success of
Newtonian mechanics, atomism was extended to chemistry. In the nineteenth
century, attempts were made to extend atomism to biology and, in our century,
to the human sphere, including psychology and a general
of a world governed
by Newtonian physics . And the
simplicity and elegance of Darwins
evolutionary scheme did
away with the notion that individual living creatures need be the direct
products of divine design.
spacetime instead of as a (Newtonian ) force in
space. Rather than being deflecting from their otherwise linear motion in a
Euclidean space with three dimensions, masses would move along geodesics
describing the shortest possible path in curved