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Nuclear Physics
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In the 19th century, physics was still based on the Newtonian conception of a physical world that was clear and deterministic (I. Newton). The early 20th century witnessed a fundamental revision of this theory. On the level of the atom and even smaller particles, nature proved to be fuzzy and variable.

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The first break with the principles of classical physics was…

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Polkinghorne, John C., “Nuclear Physics”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_01246>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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