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The crime of reason : and the closing of the scientific mind

Author: Robert B Laughlin
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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We all agree that the free flow of ideas is essential to creativity. And we like to believe that in our modern, technological world, information is more freely available and flows faster than ever before. But according to Nobel Laureate Robert Laughlin, acquiring information is becoming a danger or even a crime. Increasingly, the really valuable information is private property or a state secret, with the result that  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert B Laughlin
ISBN: 0465005071 9780465005079 9780465020287 0465020283
OCLC Number: 191926149
Description: 186 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The end of innocence --
Dangerous knowledge --
The master cryptographer --
Games of chance --
Patently absurd --
The nuclear precedent --
The facts of life --
Clone wars --
Spam spam spam spam --
The troubled utopia.
Responsibility: Robert B. Laughlin.
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Argues that ours is an age of disinformation and ignorance, in which access to knowledge is becoming increasingly restricted and even criminalized. This book argues that many forces in the modern  Read more...

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