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The End of Discovery: Are We Approaching the Boundaries of the Knowable?
 

The End of Discovery: Are We Approaching the Boundaries of the Knowable? (Paperback)

By Stannard, Russell

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Fundamental science will one day come to an end, argues Russell Stannard. Ultimately there will be experiments too vast to finance, areas of knowledge the human brain cannot comprehend, evidence that forever eludes us. His book explores the likely boundaries of our quest to under ...

ISBN 9780199645718
Published 29 May 2012 by Oxford University Press
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The Science Delusion: Feeling the Spirit of Enquiry

The Science Delusion: Feeling the Spirit of Enquiry (Paperback)

By Sheldrake, Rupert

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The scientific counterargument to Richard Dawkin's The God Delusion

ISBN 9781444727944
Published 12 February 2013 by Misc - Alliance Distribution
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To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science

To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science (Paperback)

By Weinberg, Steven

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Moving from ancient Miletus to medieval Baghdad to Oxford, and from the Museum of Alexandria to the Royal Society of London, the author shows that the scientists of the past not only did not understand what we understand about the world - they did not understand what there is to ...

ISBN 9780141980874
Published 29 February 2016 by Penguin
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A Survival Guide to the Misinformation Age: Scientific Habits of Mind
 

A Survival Guide to the Misinformation Age: Scientific Habits of Mind (Hardback)

By Helfand, David J.

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We all swim in a sea of Big Data, dangerously vulnerable to the unscientific thinking that now replaces the critical faculties we used to rely on. We seek simple explanations where complexity is required. But as we endeavor to solve global problems of energy, food, and water shor ...

ISBN 9780231168724
Published 15 January 2016 by FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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Skeptic

Skeptic (Hardback)

By Shermer, Michael

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Seventy-five of author's contributions to Scientific American magazine.

ISBN 9781627791380
Published 9 February 2016 by Misc - Alliance Distribution
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The Web of Life: A New Synthesis of Mind and Matter

The Web of Life: A New Synthesis of Mind and Matter (Paperback, New edition)

By Capra, Fritjof

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Capra argues that at the end of the 20th century we are shifting away from the mechanistic world of Descartes and Newton to a holistic, ecological view. He establishes patterns between ideas from such diverse fields as Buddhism and quantum physics.

ISBN 9780006547518
Published 28 April 1997 by HarperCollins
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Popper

Popper (Paperback, New edition)

By Magee, Bryan

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Karl Popper has been hailed as the greatest philosopher of all time and as a thinker whose influence is ackowledged by a variety of scholars. This work demonstrates Popper's importance across the whole range of philosophy and provides an introduction to the main themes of philoso ...

ISBN 9780006860082
Published 5 June 1985 by HarperCollins
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Series Fontana Modern Masters
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A Deadly Wandering: A Mystery, a Landmark Investigation, and the Astonishing Science of Attention in the Digital Age

A Deadly Wandering: A Mystery, a Landmark Investigation, and the Astonishing Science of Attention in the Digital Age (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Richtel, Matt

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From Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Matt Richtel, a brilliant, narrative-driven exploration of technology's vast influence on the human mind and society, dramatically-told through the lens of a tragic texting-while-driving car crash that claimed the lives of two rocket scienti ...

ISBN 9780062284075
Published 7 August 2015 by HarperCollins
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Rocks of Ages

Rocks of Ages (Paperback)

By Gould, Stephen Jay

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Sheds light on a dilemma that has plagued thinking people since the Renaissance. Instead of having to choose between science and religion, the author asks why do we not opt for the golden resolution that accords dignity and distinction to both? He also delves into the history of ...

ISBN 9780099284529
Published 1 March 2002 by Vintage
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Impossibility: Limits of Science and the Science of Limits

Impossibility: Limits of Science and the Science of Limits (Paperback, New edition)

By Barrow, John D.

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What can we never do? The end of each century leads to a stocktaking of human achievement and our expectations about the future. This book looks at what limits there might be to human discovery and what we might find, ultimately, to be unknowable, undoable, or unthinkable.

ISBN 9780099772118
Published 7 May 1999 by Vintage
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