Theoretical physicist Roger Penrose argues against the widespread attention given to some prominent theories about the universe, including string theory. Tangentially, the science fiction genre, primarily fantastic in nature, engages the public imagination and transmits the ideas, if not the methods, of science. Ask for Evidence is our public campaign to help people request for themselves the evidence behind news stories, marketing claims and policies.
Medieval science carried on the views of the Hellenist civilization of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, as shown by Alhazen’s lost work A Book in which I have Summarized the Science of Optics from the Two Books of Euclid and Ptolemy, to which I have added the Notions of the First Discourse which is Missing from Ptolemy’s Book from Ibn Abi Usaibia ‘s catalog, as cited in ( Smith 2001 ).:91(vol.1), Alhazen conclusively disproved Ptolemy’s theory of vision.
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