How was the world created and what can man understand from it? Mankind has been trying to answer these questions for millenia. Natural scientists, theologians, philosophers and laymen have approached these mysteries from different perspectives, and developed competing views of the world. But how do worldviews come and go, and what connection do they have with the acquisition of new knowledege and social developments?
Einstein's work has changed our understanding of basic terms such as time, matter and radiation, and is in the tradition of epochal changes of living conditions and culture from experience and science.
His theories answer questions about the structure of the world that above all concerns its invisible dimensions and so appear abstract and escapist. In reality, invisible forces have always had a significant role in the cultural history of mankind. However, we associate such forces with the composition of the world and so how do we actually know about its structure?