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Failure: Why Science Is so Successful - Stuart Firestein
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Failure: Why Science Is so Successful
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The general public has a glorified view of the pursuit of scientific research. However, the idealized perception of science as a rule-based, methodical system for accumulating facts could not be further from the truth. Modern science involves the idiosyncratic, often bumbling search for... show more
The general public has a glorified view of the pursuit of scientific research. However, the idealized perception of science as a rule-based, methodical system for accumulating facts could not be further from the truth. Modern science involves the idiosyncratic, often bumbling search for understanding in uncharted territories, full of wrong turns, false findings, and the oc
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780199390106 (019939010X)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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5.0 Failure: Why Science Is so Successful
Firestein makes the point that, while failure's essential role in science advancement is obvious to scientists, it is not known to the general public. So he's set out to remedy that. He makes a very good point. And then in the pursuit of a neat picture, he over-simplifies things here and there, b...
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