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Wrong for the Right Reasons
     

Wrong for the Right Reasons

by Jed Z. Buchwald (Editor)
 

The rapidity with which knowledge changes makes much of past science obsolete, and often just wrong, from the present's point of view. We no longer think, for example, that heat is a material substance transferred from hot to cold bodies. But is wrong science always or even usually bad science? The essays in this volume argue by example that much of the past's

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The rapidity with which knowledge changes makes much of past science obsolete, and often just wrong, from the present's point of view. We no longer think, for example, that heat is a material substance transferred from hot to cold bodies. But is wrong science always or even usually bad science? The essays in this volume argue by example that much of the past's rejected science, wrong in retrospect though it may be - and sometimes markedly so - was nevertheless sound and exemplary of enduring standards that transcend the particularities of culture and locale.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789048167777
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
01/11/2011
Series:
Archimedes Series , #11
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2005
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x 0.02(d)

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