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Searching for certainty : what scientists can know about the future

Author: J L Casti
Publisher: New York : W. Morrow, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Investigates the degree to which the science of today is in a position to predict everyday events occurring in the worlds of natural and human affairs.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Casti, J.L.
Searching for certainty.
New York : W. Morrow, ©1990
(OCoLC)556357111
Online version:
Casti, J.L.
Searching for certainty.
New York : W. Morrow, ©1990
(OCoLC)607746354
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J L Casti
ISBN: 0688089801 9780688089801 068811914X 9780688119140
OCLC Number: 22183480
Description: 496 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Correlations, causes, and chance. Prediction and explanation in science and in life --
Whither the weather? Can we predict/explain changes in weather and climate? --
Shaping up. Can we predict/explain the physical form of living things? --
Meanwhile, over at the casino. Can we predict/explain the behavior of stock market prices? --
A nice little war. Can we predict/explain the outbreak of war? --
Proof or consequences. Can we predict/explain the true statements of arithmetic? --
Summary: the letters of the laws. What can we know for sure?
Responsibility: John L. Casti.

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Investigates the degree to which the science of today is in a position to predict everyday events occurring in the worlds of natural and human affairs.

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