clockwork universe

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Noun1.clockwork universe - the view that the universe resembles a clock built by God and ticking along according to Newtonian mechanics
Weltanschauung, world view - a comprehensive view of the world and human life
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Of greatest concern to Einstein, and to many yet today, is the quantum insistence that the future is not precisely determined by the past, as it allegedly was in the clockwork universe quantified by Newton.
The first of two volumes considers the muses as goddesses of natural history and poetic inspiration, the music of the spheres versus the clockwork universe, the humanoid macrocosm, and other topics.
He wants to replace the old metaphors of a clockwork universe and machine-age government with something more up-to-date.