Laplace's Demon and the Scientific Method

Miguel González-Fierro
May 28, 2017

In 1814, Laplace described an entity that would be able to calculate any future event if it knew the precise location and speed of every atom in the Universe, based on the principle of cause and effect. This will be known as Laplace's Demon. At that time, scientists believed that they could solve all the mysteries of the Universe. Decades later, with Heisenberg's uncertainty principle and other advances, that dream became to an end.


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