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Q: Ernest Hemingway did away with the florid prose of the 19th century and pioneered a new style of writing — simple, clear, direct, and unadorned. Which contemporary writers of note have been influenced the most by Hemingway? A: (Norman) Mailer was an obvious example, as are other novelists, for example Irwin Shaw, author of “Young Lions,” “The Troubled Air,”…

Q: What were Einstein’s major contributions to physics besides the theory of relativity? A: In 1905, in addition to publishing relativity theory, Einstein made several other worthy breakthroughs. First, he experimentally proved the existence of atoms. We forget that in 1905, there were still scientists who scoffed at the theory of atoms. (In fact, the great physicist Ludwig Boltzmann was,…

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