ASOW 2012/05/20: The Great Debate, Part II

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ASOW 2012/05/20: The Great Debate, Part II

Post by owlice » Sun May 20, 2012 8:51 am

The Great Debate, Part II: How Mistakes Can Correct Each Other
Presenter: Dr. Giuseppe Longo
Department of Physics, University of Napoli Federico III

Audio (MP3, 53Mb)

In this second talk, Dr. Longo describes what happened during the Galaxy Debate, when the two champions of the prevailing schools of thought presented.
First presented in Second Life in February, 2011.

Dr. Longo will answer a selection of questions posted by June 3, 2012.

A PDF of the slides can be downloaded here. (1.6Mb)

Files also available here: ... er,_Part_2

Additional resources
The 1920 Shapley-Curtis Discussion: Background, Issues, and Aftermath by Virginia Trimble
The 'Great Debate': What Really Happened by Michael A. Hoskin, Editor, Journal for the History of Astronomy
'Great Debate' Review and History by Robert J. Nemiroff and Jerry T. Bonnell
Wikipedia article about The Great Debate
Other debates in astronomy
A closed mouth gathers no foot.