Claiming that this notion, though in accord with Newtonian science, comes up against the physics of Einstein, Noble examines the segregation of physical sciences from social sciences; revealing how a single global marketplace has forced various academic disciplines into anomalous positions while demonstrating the need for humanity to move toward a more ecological view of an interconnected world.
The concept of the sublime is just the sort of notion that has traditionally belonged to religion or to a romantic literature that expressly rejects the perceived deadening reduction of the world by Newtonian science.
For example, when 19th century war theorist Carl von Clausewitz introduced the metaphors of friction and center of gravity in his book On War, he was limited in his ability to extend and replace the metaphors drawing on the state of Newtonian science in his time.
Heidegger's "originary thinking" excludes from that dignity Russian Communism, American capitalism, modern democracy, the ideas of 1789, Enlightenment rationality, Latinity, Galilean and Newtonian science, calculative thinking, technology, universalizing ethics, Cartesian subjectivity.
The scientific roots of the crisis in resource management stem from the recognition that reductionist Newtonian science, and the Cartesian and Baconian Enlightenment project of commanding and controlling nature has inherent limits.