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Ignorance : how it drives science

著者: Stuart Firestein
出版: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
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"Knowledge is a big subject, says Stuart Firestein, but ignorance is a bigger one. And it is ignorance--not knowledge--that is the true engine of science. Most of us have a false impression of science as a surefire, deliberate, step-by-step method for finding things out and getting things done. In fact, says Firestein, more often than not, science is like looking for a black cat in a dark room, and there may not be
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ドキュメントの種類: 図書
すべての著者/寄与者: Stuart Firestein
ISBN: 9780199828074 0199828075
OCLC No.: 752069074
物理形態: viii, 195 pages ; 19 cm
コンテンツ: A short view of ignorance --
Finding out --
Limits, uncertainty, impossibility, and other minor problems --
Unpredicting --
The quality of ignorance --
You and ignorance --
Case histories.
責任者: Stuart Firestein.
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Contrary to the popular view of science as a mountainous accumulation of facts and data, Stuart Firestein takes the novel perspective that ignorance is the main product and driving force of science,  続きを読む

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This is a lovely little book, which is truly about what drives science; and its not about physics, or chemistry, or engineering, but real biology. Jack Cohen, The Biologist This is a lovely little 続きを読む

 
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