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Q: How did you become interested in Italian cinema in general, and in Federico Fellini, in particular? A: I received a master’s degree in Political Science from Stanford and a doctorate in Comparative Literature from the University of Oregon with a Renaissance and Italian concentration. Unfortunately, I was never able to take a course on film in general or on…

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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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Q: How did Darwin first come to accept evolution and which kinds of evidence most influenced his views? A: He accepted evolution about March 1837. Clearly a number of things were important, but the geographical distributions of the organisms he had seen in the Galapagos were very important. Empirical evidence was not the only thing, however. By this time he…

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