We are in the midst of a culture war between science and religion. In this struggle science portrays itself as the white knight of enlightenment truth defending humanity against the dark forces of religious fundamentalism, ignorance and gullibility that threaten free thinking and progress. But is there really the fundamental difference between science and religion that the culture warriors like us to believe? This book takes the reader on an inside journey through science showing how scientific beliefs are made. It will show science as a human activity that is shaped by power struggles, personal interests, cultural prejudices, beliefs and values...and yes, experimental data as well.
|Publisher:||Hunt, John Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Dr. Chu is lecturer in computer science at the University of Kent, UK. His research focuses on computational models of living systems and biocomplexity. He also regularly publishes on philosophy of science.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction 2
Chapter 2 Ideal Worlds 15
Chapter 3 The science of life 79
Chapter 4 Complexity 152
Chapter 5 What is science? 226
Chapter 6 Scientific rationalism 310
Chapter 7 Je pense done je suis 350
Chapter 8 Epilogue 413