clockwork universe


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the view that the universe resembles a clock built by God and ticking along according to Newtonian mechanics

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The clockwork universe of the older, secular worldview is ascribed to Newtonian theory by Redfield.
All that clockwork universe stuff of Newton and Maxwell is hopelessly simplistic; Darwin's gradual evolutionary progression must at least be radically reappraised and Freud's `mechanical view of the psyche' is ridiculously crude.
in the general way prescribed by our clockwork universe.
Ever since the quantum revolution began a century ago, the image of the clockwork universe where everything could be predicted if everything were known has been breaking down.
This philosophy was known as the belief in a clockwork universe.