Edgar Allan Poe: the first man to conceive a Newtonian evolving Universe

  title={Edgar Allan Poe: the first man to conceive a Newtonian evolving Universe},
  author={Paolo Molaro and Alberto Cappi},
  journal={arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics},
The notion that we live in an evolving universe was established only in the twentieth century with the discovery of the recession of galaxies by Hubble and with the Lemaitre and Friedmann's interpretation in the 1920s. However, the concept of an evolving universe is intrinsically tied to the law of universal gravitation, and it is surprising that it remained unrecognized for more than two centuries. A remarkable exception to this lack of awareness is represented by Poe. In Eureka (1848), the… Expand
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