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Prematurity in scientific discovery : on resistance and neglect

Author: Ernest B Hook
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For centuries, observers have noted the many obstacles to intellectual change in science. In a much-discussed paper published in Scientific American in 1972, molecular biologist Gunther Stent proposed an explicit criterion for one kind of obstacle to scientific discovery.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Prematurity in scientific discovery.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2002
(DLC) 2001004245
(OCoLC)47364052
Named Person: Gunther S Stent; Gunther S Stent
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ernest B Hook
ISBN: 9780520927735 0520927737 0585441162 9780585441160 9780520231061 0520231066 9780520231078 0520231074 1597348309 9781597348300
OCLC Number: 51822035
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 378 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Figures and Tables; Preface; Acknowledgments; Contributors; Chapter One: A Background to Prematurity and Resistance to "Discovery"; Chapter Two: Prematurity in Scientific Discovery; Chapter Three: Prematurity, Nuclear Fission, and the Transuranium Actinide Elements; Chapter Four: Resistance to Change and New Ideas in Physics: A Personal Perspective; Chapter Five: The Timeliness of the Discoveries of the Three Modes of Gene Transfer in Bacteria; Chapter Six: Scotoma: Forgetting and Neglect in Science; Chapter Seven: Prematurity and Delay in the Prevention of Scurvy.
Responsibility: edited by Ernest B. Hook.
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