Reflections on Temperature-Warmth Course Lecture III

Elemente der Naturwissenschaft 111, 2019, S. 96-98 | DOI: 10.18756/edn.111.96


1. Introduction

A small group in Christchurch, New Zealand, has been studying the Warmth course1. Two members of the group, of which I was one, realised that Steiner’s treatment of temperature lacks clarity and homogeneity. Both of us have a scientific training (i.e. mathematics and chemistry/physics) and are reasonably aware of the conventional view of temperature as a number. Incidently, we both realised that in previous readings of these lectures, we hadn’t noticed this very unconventional treatment of temperature. And the glaring contradiction in lecture 3.