Science, Myth or Magic? (Paperback)S. A. Barnett (author)
Paperback Published: 01/04/2000
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This work attempts to define what is "science" and, more importantly, what is not science. Tony Barnett faces superstition, magic and charlatanry, political platforms masquerading as scientifically-based programmes and pseudobiology, and gives rational responses to them based on authentic science. He shows how scientific methods can be applied to specific everyday problems and scientifically scrutinizes a number of popular but erroneous beliefs, from the repellent to the absurd. Barnett gives a down-to-earth but optimistic account of what scientists do: their struggles; the limitations of science; what makes science distinctive as a practice; the contrasting roles of logic and intuition; and the moral implications. Throughout, he aims to avoid vague generalizations and emphasize practical implications, pointing to ways in which science can serve both truth and humanity.
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Weight: 398 g
Dimensions: 226 x 154 x 15 mm
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