THE 1920 SHAPLEY-CURTIS DISCUSSION: BACKGROUND, ISSUES, AND AFTERMATH

@article{Trimble1995THE1S,
  title={THE 1920 SHAPLEY-CURTIS DISCUSSION: BACKGROUND, ISSUES, AND AFTERMATH},
  author={Virginia Trimble},
  journal={Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific},
  year={1995},
  volume={107},
  pages={1133 - 1133}
}
  • V. Trimble
  • Published 1 December 1995
  • Physics
  • Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
No one now living attended the original lectures by Curtis and Shapley, and the scientific and other worlds in which they moved are connected to ours only by the written record and second-hand stories. Depending on which corners you choose to peer into, those worlds can seem remarkably modern or remarkably ancient. As is often the case for classic dichotomies, the wisdom of hindsight reveals that each of the speakers was right about some things and wrong about others, both in choosing which… 

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