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Modern interest has often focused on particle physics and cosmology; because these areas are already facing a crisis in how to test their latest theories (such as string theories and inflation) because the energies needed to do so appear to be well beyond what can ever be attained in practice.
Reviewed in the United States on June 3, 2016. Others think there are other big questions, such as consciousness, that are still waiting to be confronted. It seems there is a simple statement at the heart of this book: "We're not going to find anything as world-altering as General Relativity, Quantum Mechanics, or Darwinian Evolution in the future." Reviewed in the United States on March 8, 2018, Reviewed in the United States on November 27, 2012. it relates our current state of knowledge in the sciences - accurate and timely - limited only by some name dropping and a bit of rambling in the stories... a little more editing never hurt any of us aspiring writers. Some say yes, definitely, and that contemporary science is just fighting over the incremental scraps. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast. Very absorbing stuff, and Horgan’s thesis is very persuasive. to better your understanding of science and to laugh at popper. The End Of Science: Facing The Limits Of Knowledge In The Twilight Of The Scientific Age.
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The End of Science: Facing the Limits of Knowledge in the Twilight of the Scientific Age John Horgan Helix Books Addison Wesley, 1996 Four years ago John Horgan, then a senior staff writer for Scientific American,published in that journal “The Death of Proof”, a piece that claimed that “video proofs” were transforming math- ematics. I cannot agree with some judgements. It is very accessible to non-scientists & makes some controversial claims. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Many of the later interviews seemed like a hodgepodge of musings by scientists; some interesting, some not so interesting. by Basic Books, The End of Science: Facing the Limits of Knowledge in the Twilight of the Scientific Age. Ad Choices. Unable to add item to List. "This is the secret fear that Horgan pursues throughout this remarkable book: Have the big questions all been answered?
May 12th 1996 The author is right in suspecting that he is a bit mad. Your California Privacy Rights. The range of interviewees is very impressive, and contains many of the leading figures in several diverse fields.
Horgan is convinced that science, by which he means the ability to create and prove grand theories that explain significant questions—how was the universe created; how did life begin; what is the nature of consciousness—has reached the limit of its power to explain. Il ne reste plus que 1 exemplaire(s) en stock. The book has been published over 10 years and most of the viewpoints are still valid, good to catch some idea over there. Others think there are other big questions, such as consciousness, that are still waiting to be confronted.
No purchase necessary to play. Although primarily a vehicle for Horgan’s belief that science, with Darwin and Einstein behind us, has reached the point of diminishing returns and is now made up in large part of “ironic” studies, the book’s main fascination is the broad overview it presents of the way science is perceived by many of today’s prominent practitioners.
Après avoir consulté un produit, regardez ici pour revenir simplement sur les pages qui vous intéressent. Overall agree with his thesis (at some point our technological development will hurt diminishing returns and we'll plateau), but given the nature of the book you think he'd put more energy into updating it for new editions, but his examples were all still drawn from the 90s.
Those interested in scientific progress & the boundaries of our knowledge.
John Horgan, a staff writer for Scientific American, asks some three dozen scientists and philosophers whether we have reached the limits of empirical scientific research, and if … Robert Byers says: March 12, 2011 at 4:04 am. Reviewed in the United States on December 15, 2015. Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Reviewed in the United States on August 27, 2015, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 7, 2012. He blogs for the Center for Science Writings and for Bloggingheads.tv (see links at left). This book has a fascinating premise and moments of great humor.
Découvrez les avantages de l'application Amazon. The basic thesis of Horgan's book is that there is a finite number of revolutionary, paradigm shifting ideas in science (see The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Kuhn). Addison-Wesley: (800) 358 4566, +1 (212) 463 8440. You won't find much in the way of graphs, citations of technical papers, or discussion of how science is done, but if you want physical descriptions of the interviewees, estimations of their emotional state, and (sometimes) guesses as to what they meant by their words, this is the book for you. The book seemed to fall apart toward the end, as many of the scientists and even Horgan himself became almost incoherent. Comunque per lo più condivisibile. If you read just a couple of chapters, check those on physics as well as the chaos/complexity chapters.
They trash creationists but want and smell there is prestige to questioning the conclusions or lack of conclusions of ‘science” on origins. You won't find much in the way of graphs, citations of technical papers, or discussion of how science is done, but if you want physical descriptions of the interviewees, estimations of their emotional state, and (sometimes) guesses as to what they meant by their words, this is the book for you. This is because of a few reasons: Song and dance from start to finish. Veuillez renouveler votre requête plus tard.
Then why ask them? The underlying question, one that reaches across many fields of science, is whether the "big" questions have all been answered.
It's uncomfortable to imagine that their are no new fundamental laws or theories for scientists to discover--nothing on par with the Big Bang Theory or Darwinian biology on the horizon. Un utile panorama dello stato dell'arte dell'attività scientifica mondiale, anche se espresso in maniera talvolta( forse volutamente) superficiale e generico. Veuillez choisir une adresse différente. WIRED’s biggest stories delivered to your inbox. A good introduction to some of the most perplexing & exciting scientific problems scientists are grappling with these days.
And now, 15 years later, it makes for interesting reading.
A book I recommend to the atheists, the die-hard fan of Dawkins, to use as a needle to prick in their inflated selves. He says on page 31, "But ironic science does not make any significant contributions to knowledge itself." While it contains a few interesting insights into the philosophy of science, too much of the book is taken up with misrepresenting or simply denying the content of its interviews with prominent scientists in order to bo. John Horgan interviews many great contemporary scientists in an effort to discovery whether the age of relentless scientific progress is drawing to an end.
The book is actually classic.
Interviewing scientific luminaries such as Stephen Hawking, Francis Crick, and Richard Dawkins, he demonstrates that all the big questions that can be answered have been answered, as science bumps up against fundamental limits. It consists of discussions with leading scientists and thinkers across a range of disciplines. The End of Science: Facing the Limits of Knowledge in the Twilight of the Scientific Age, by John Horgan: US$24. But other branches of science are not immune from such criticism and Horgan's book is a modern attempt to address the question in the context of science as a whole, and knowledge in general.
Horgan gets into the fascinating issue of whether the internal paradoxes of any system of knowledge will strangle it, but he never untangles it satisfactorily.
Basic Books; New Edition (April 14, 2015), Reviewed in the United States on August 15, 2019. John Horgan (born 1953) is an American science journalist best known for his 1996 book The End of Science.
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Sélectionnez la section dans laquelle vous souhaitez faire votre recherche. John Horgan directs the Center for Science Writings at the Stevens Institute of Technology. It seems there is a simple statement at the heart of this book: "We're not going to find anything as world-altering as General Relativity, Quantum Mechanics, or Darwinian Evolution in the future." Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In my curiosity, however, I skipped to the prologue only to read an absolutely NUTTY conclusion, entirely divorced from the rest of the book.
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