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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Where machine-age thinkers envisioned a clockwork universe of separable, streamlined parts, now integral thinkers are pointing out that we actually live in a 'web world', One Planet in which all things are inseparably linked.
He wants to replace the old metaphors of a clockwork universe and machine-age government with something more up-to-date.
And we've moved beyond Newton's clockwork universe to one governed by relativity, probability, and chaos - disquieting, perhaps, but a huge intellectual leap.
And yet, when I'm in the clockwork universe of a farce, I feel set free--especially when the farce takes bad acting as its subject.
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.
We can no longer blame a clockwork universe for our fate.