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curiosity, understanding, and progress

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In praise of science

curiosity, understanding, and progress

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MIT Press
Language
English
Pages
192

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In this book, author and physicist Sander Bais shows how science can liberate us from our cultural straitjacket of prejudice and intolerance. We're living in a time in which technology is taken for granted, yet belief in such standard scientific facts as evolution is actually decreasing. How is it possible for cell phones and Creationism to coexist? Science--fundamental, fact-based knowledge, not the latest technological gadget--can give us the global and local perspectives we need to make the world a better place. The author argues that turning points in the history of science have been accompanied by similar milestones in social change, deeply affecting our view of nature, our perception of the human condition, and our understanding of the universe and our place in it.

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Table of Contents

Curiosity beats prejudice. Frames of reference ; Coding and decoding ; Curiosity and the pleasure of finding things out ; According to reliable sources
; Crossing borders ; The persistence of prejudice ; Unveiling Mother Earth ; Thunder, lightning and black holes ; From evolution to HIV ; Fighting fear
The double helix of science and technology. Basic questions ; Supply and demand ; Empirical science ; The knowledge machine ; What science cannot do
Turning points. The Ouroboros of science ; The scientific enterprise ; Structures ; Outward bound : the macrocosm ; Inward bound : the microcosm ; Scales ; Four fundamental forces ; The circle of sciences ; Technologies ; Cosmic evolution ; One nature, one science ; Ultimate questions : The quest for the origin ; The challenge of complexity
The pursuit of truth. Facts speak for themselves ; Discourse on the method ; A stringy intermezzo ; Leaving Popper behind? ; A sociology of science ; Science going Google? ; Science at the heart of culture
On scientific modesty.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 185) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
500
Library of Congress
Q158.5 .B35 2010, Q158.5.B35 2010

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Pagination
192 p. :
Number of pages
192

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OL24408329M
Internet Archive
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ISBN 10
0262014351
ISBN 13
9780262014359
LC Control Number
2009035675
OCLC/WorldCat
435967570

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