Why Trust Science?

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bolo
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Why Trust Science?

Post by bolo » Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:42 pm

Why Trust Science?, a new book by Naomi Oreskes et al., is reviewed here. It looks possibly interesting. Has anyone here read it?

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Re: Why Trust Science?

Post by Fishnut » Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:54 pm

I've started reading it. The first chapter gets into the philosophy of science - empiricism and the problems with defining science and determining how we know something is true. It's been really thought-provoking so far.
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Re: Why Trust Science?

Post by individualmember » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:31 am

Definitely one for my Christmas list. Pleased to see that it’s available as an audiobook as well as print

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