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Scientific blunders

a brief history of how wrong scientists can sometimes be

by R. M. Youngson

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  • 38 Currently reading

Published by Carroll & Graf in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Errors, Scientific.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 327-330) and index.

    StatementRobert M. Youngson.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQ172.5.E77 Y68 1998
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 338 p. ;
    Number of Pages338
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6886161M
    ISBN 100786705949
    LC Control Number00501477

      Drawing on the lives of five great scientists, this “scholarly, insightful, and beautifully written book” (Martin Rees, author of From Here to Infinity) illuminates the path to scientific s Darwin, William Thomson (Lord Kelvin), Linus Pauling, Fred Hoyle, and Albert Einstein all made groundbreaking contributions to their fields—but each also 5/5(1).   In celebration of happy accidents and enlightening errors, astrophysicist Mario Livio of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Md., tells the stories of five great scientific mistakes in his new book "Brilliant Blunders" (Simon & Schuster, ). These stories serve to show how even the smartest among us can err, and that 5/5.

    Scientific Blunders: Amazing True Stories of Mad, Bad and Dangerous Scientists by Youngson, Robert. Constable & Robinson Ltd, Paperback. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can .   Livio’s ultimate message is that blunders — even big ones — can play a role in scientific discovery." — Allison Bohac “The stories of how these blunders came about, and what happened next, are extremely well researched, and they shed a welcome, informative, entertaining and sometimes new light on science as a deeply human activity.”.

    Scripture is a veritable cornucopia of scientific inaccuracies, falsehoods, and blunders (, pp. ,). After listing 21 alleged scientific blunders in the Bible, McKinsey declared: “So that is biblical ‘science.’ Can you conceive of a more discordant deluge of deceptive delusion!   Posted on Novem by The Extinction Protocol November – EARTH – Earth’s magnetic field is not about to flip. While the intensity of this field has weakened in the last couple hundred of years, researchers have .


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Scientists don't get it right all the time, and this book is a catalogue of some of the more memorable and significant errors that have befallen the scientific and engineering community. IT is split into various categories, such as chemistry, physics and maths, and there are several examples or blunders/5.

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Youngson has 44 books on Goodreads with ratings. Robert M. Youngson’s most popular book is Scientific Blunders: A Brief History of How Wron. The focus of this book, however, is not on such mistakes, no matter how grave they may be: it is on major scientific blunders.

By “scientific blunders,” I mean particularly serious conceptual. On making mistakes. In the latest issue of the New York Review of Books, Freeman Dyson has a nice review of Mario Livio’s readable book on scientific blunders committed by great : Ashutosh Jogalekar.

"At last we have a book specifically devoted to scientific mistakes For someone who wants the whole story, Livio's book is a page turner." Physics Today - Donald Simanek. Taking risks is part of genius, and genius is not immune to bloopers.

Mario Livio's Brilliant Blunders leads us through the circumstances that surrounded famous gaffes Brand: Simon & Schuster. Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Price, George McCready, History of some scientific blunders.

New York, Chicago [etc. When the French national railway company revealed it had ordered trains that were too wide for most of its stations, it was roundly criticized. But, it turns out, mistakes are not uncommon. Buy Scientific Blunders: A Brief History of How Wrong Scientists Can Sometimes Be by Youngson, Dr Robert (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

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We can't blame ancient writers for knowing less than we do now, but we can blame people alive now for preferring the. Nonetheless, Brilliant Blunders is an excellent, entertaining read. It is not an overview of the latest findings in scientific phenomena, but rather, about the humanity of the scientific process.

The stories are peppered with interesting anecdotes and quotations. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Also published -- New York: Carroll & Graf, Description: xiv, pages ; 20 cm: Responsibility.

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