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Paper: The Contribution of V. M. Slipher to the Discovery of the Expanding Universe
Volume: 471, Origins of the Expanding Universe: 1912-1932
Page: 49
Authors: O'Raifeartaigh, C.
Abstract: A brief history of the discovery of the expanding universe is presented, with an emphasis on the seminal contribution of V. M. Slipher. It is suggested that Hubble's ‘discovery graph’ of 1929 could also be known as the Hubble-Slipher graph. It is also argued that the discovery of the expanding universe matches the traditional view of scientific advance as a gradual process of discovery and acceptance, and does not concur with the Kuhnian view of science progressing via abrupt paradigm shifts.
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