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Wondrous truths : the improbable triumph of modern science

Author: J D Trout
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explaining the world around us, and the life within, is one of the most uniquely human drives, and the most celebrated activities of science. The central idea of this book is that modern science triumphed through an awkward assortment of accident and luck, geography and personal idiosyncrasy. 'Wondrous Truths' provides a fresh, daring, and genuine alternative to established views of scientific progress, and recovers  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J D Trout
ISBN: 9780199385102 0199385106 9780199385089 0199385084
OCLC Number: 951230021
Notes: Previously issued in print: 2016.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Title page; Copyright ; Dedication ; Contents; Preface ; 1. Wonder and the Feeling of Understanding ; 2. Explanatory Fluency and the False Climb ; 3. The Biology Behind the Feeling ; 4. Believing the Best Explanation ; 5. Good Theories, Lucky Hunches ; 6. Newton's Hunch ; 7. Conclusion. Notes References ; Index.
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Wondrous Truths answers two questions about the steep rise of theoretical discoveries around 1600: Why in the European West? And why so quickly? The history of science's awkward assortment of  Read more...

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