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The blind spot : science and the crisis of uncertainty

Author: William Byers
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2011.
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In today's unpredictable and chaotic world, we look to science to provide certainty and answers--and often blame it when things go wrong. The Blind Spot reveals why our faith in scientific certainty is a dangerous illusion, and how only by embracing science's inherent ambiguities and paradoxes can we truly appreciate its beauty and harness its potential. Crackling with insights into our most perplexing contemporary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Byers, William.
Blind spot.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010029682
(OCoLC)652743575
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Byers
ISBN: 9781400838158 1400838150
OCLC Number: 713363227
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 208 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The revelation of uncertainty --
The blind spot --
The blind spot revealed --
Certainty or wonder? --
Crisis! --
Ambiguity --
Self-reference : the human element in science --
The mystery of number --
Science as the ambiguous search for unity --
The still point --
Conclusion : living in a world of uncertainty.
Responsibility: William Byers.
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