Not A Scientist

Author: Dave Levitan
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780393353327
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An eye-opening tour of the political tricks that subvert scientific progress.

Mistakes Were Made But Not By Me

Author: Carol Tavris
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547416032
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Mistakes were made—but not in this book!” —Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness Why is it so hard to say “I made a mistake”—and really believe it?

The Death Of Expertise

Author: Tom Nichols
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190469412
Size: 50.37 MB
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Browsing WebMD puts one on equal footing with doctors, and Wikipedia allows all to be foreign policy experts, scientists, and more.As Tom Nichols shows in The Death of Expertise, there are a number of reasons why this has occurred - ranging ...

Making Sense Of Science

Author: Cornelia Dean
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674059697
Size: 38.38 MB
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Cornelia Dean draws on her 30 years as a science journalist with the New York Times to expose the flawed reasoning and knowledge gaps that handicap readers when they try to make sense of science.

Einstein S Mistakes The Human Failings Of Genius

Author: Hans C. Ohanian
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393070422
Size: 51.64 MB
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As this book persuasively argues, the defining hallmark of Einstein’s genius was not any special mathematical ability but an uncanny talent to use his mistakes as stepping stones to formulate his revolutionary theories. “[A] clear ...

Brilliant Blunders

Author: Mario Livio
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439192383
Size: 44.42 MB
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As Mario Livio luminously explains in this “thoughtful meditation on the course of science itself” (The New York Times Book Review), these five scientists expanded our knowledge of life on earth, the evolution of the earth, and the ...

Descartes Error

Author: Antonio Damasio
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407072064
Size: 50.29 MB
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In this wonderfully engaging book, Damasio takes the reader on a journey of scientific discovery through a series of case studies, demonstrating what many of us have long suspected: emotions are not a luxury, they are essential to rational ...

Ten Philosophical Mistakes

Author: Mortimer J. Adler
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439105065
Size: 63.43 MB
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An illuminating critique of modern thought from America's "Philosopher for Everyman" (Time). Ten Philosophical Mistakes examines ten errors in modern thought and shows how they have led to serious consequences in our everyday lives.

The Usefulness Of Useless Knowledge

Author: Abraham Flexner
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400884624
Size: 48.89 MB
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This brief book includes Flexner's timeless 1939 essay alongside a new companion essay by Robbert Dijkgraaf, the Institute's current director, in which he shows that Flexner's defense of the value of "the unobstructed pursuit of useless ...