Unreasonable science

Piotr Pierański

Abstract


It is argued that most of the great discoveries in science, in particular in mathematics and physics, are from the point of view of the common sense unreasonable. A few examples of such discoveries are discussed, among them the Banach-Tarski paradoxical duplication of a sphere, the non-Euclidean geometry, the special theory of relativity and the quantum mechanics.


Keywords


unreasonable science; common sense; Banach-Tarski paradox

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