Prematurity in Scientific Discovery: On Resistance and Neglect

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"In preparing this remarkable book, Ernest Hook persuaded an eminent group of scientists, historians, sociologists and philosophers to focus on the problem: why are some discoveries rejected at a particular time but later seen to be valid? The interaction of these experts did not produce agreement on 'prematurity' in science but something more valuable: a collection of fascinating papers, many of them based on new research and analysis, which sometimes forced the author to revise a previously-held opinion. The book should ...

Prematurity in Scientific Discovery: On Resistance and Neglect 2002, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520231061

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