By Paul Raffaele
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Award successful event journalist Paul Raffaele's Among the nice Apes is the 1st e-book in over a decade-and very likely the final ever-to take its readers into the lives of our charismatic cousins the nice apes of their local habitats. Raffaele, a characteristic author for Smithsonian journal, has been referred to as "nothing lower than a unique international treasure" by means of well known writer Alvin Toffler.
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The publisher Hartung slated its publication for 1747 but delayed the actual press until 1749. Kant’s philosophical debut was a false start. He later considered the True Estimation of Living Forces a thorough embarrassment, which, for all practical purposes, it was. Not only was Kant incapable of resolving the problem of force, but also unbeknownst to him, Jean Le Rond d’Alembert had already published a theory that effectively settled the debate three years before Kant turned his mind to it. In the Traite´ de Dynamique (1743), d’Alembert argued for a scientiﬁcally promising conception of force and an assessment of the relevant formulas that implied the correct mathematical The Vis Viva Debate 19 resolution of the controversy.
One could even say that it was impossible to say which party was right because, in a sense, both parties were right considering the compound meanings of ‘‘force’’ and the multiple levels of the debate. Both formulas (F ϭ mv and F ϭ mv2) could be justiﬁed in some mechanical contexts, and both formulas obviously measured something—even though it was not yet clear what. Both camps could produce some evidence for ‘‘their’’ measurement. Already at the earliest stage of the dispute, in the exchange between Leibniz and Catelan, both parties acknowledged the veracity of the competing empirical evidence and thus the soundness of the rival formula.
After all, neither mv2 (work) nor mv (momentum) are the same as force. The modern concept of force derives from Newton’s second law of motion and is equal to the product of the mass of a moving particle and the particle’s acceleration. 44 Although Leibniz and Descartes failed to identify force as such, unintentionally arriving at work (kinetic energy) and momentum, they were still in the ballpark. Loosely speaking, Leibniz’s formula correctly expresses a spatial aspect of Newtonian force, and Descartes’s formula correctly expresses a temporal aspect of Newtonian force.
Among the Great Apes: Adventures on the Trail of Our Closest Relatives by Paul Raffaele