By Robert Gilmore
Alice is set to go into an entire new Wonderland. It's Quantumland--a form of highbrow enjoyment park, smaller than an atom, the place each one allure demonstrates a distinct element of quantum concept. There she'll meet an Emperor who thinks his new outfits into life, dance with the 3 Quark Brothers on the Particle MASSquerade, shuttle again in time (running into herself), and adventure all types of quantum results. Readers will find out about the Uncertainty precept, wave capabilities, the Pauli precept, and different elusive techniques.
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Error as Historiographical Challenge: The Infamous Globule Hypothesis Jutta Schickore Introduction There is a repertoire of infamous errors that keep cropping up in standard histories of microscopy: the wheels attached to the head of rotifer, the little animals in semen, and the holes in the middle of blood corpuscles. The so-called ‘globule theory’ or ‘globule hypothesis’1 of organic matter occupies a prominent place on the list. This theory concerned the basic structure of bodily tissues. According to it, muscular and nerve tissue consist of tiny globules of regular size and shape.
Even though Weber’s refutation of the string-of-beads account convinced some, it did not persuade everybody. The situation remained inconclusive for several years. Most notably, and most bewildering to the modern reader is the fact that Friedrich Arnold advocated in his 1836 Handbook the string-of-beads account of nerve fibers and supplied impressive pictures even though he had underwritten Weber’s methodological cautions concerning light a few years earlier (cf. Arnold 1832, iv). The cases of Ehrenberg and Treviranus also show that Weber’s refutation of the string-of-beads account was not decisive.
When optically superior microscopes came into use, the practitioners were able to identify that theory as erroneous. John Baker’s comprehensive article, The Cell Theory, a Restatement, History and Critique of 1948 outlines the career of the globule hypothesis along these lines. For Baker, globulism was the ‘forerunner’ of cell theory. Baker located the origins of globulism in the seventeenth century. He identified a number of so-called ‘globulists’, the majority of them working around 1800, when globulism reached its ‘zenith’: Error as Historiographical Challenge: The Infamous Globule Hypothesis 29 Among them were Johann Friedrich Meckel, Everard Home and Francis Bauer, Carl Friedrich Heusinger, and Henri Milne Edwards.