Prematurity in Scientific Discovery
On Resistance and Neglect
Edited by Ernest B. Hook
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Prematurity in Scientific Discovery by Ernest B. Hook
Book DescriptionFor centuries, observers have noted the many obstacles to intellectual change in science. In a much-discussed paper published in "Scientific American" in 1972, molecular biologist Gunther Stent proposed an explicit criterion for one kind of obstacle to scientific discovery. He denoted a claim or hypothesis as "premature" if its implications cannot be connected to canonical knowledge by a simple series of logical steps. Further, Stent suggested that it was appropriate for the scientific community to ignore such hypotheses so that it would not be overwhelmed by vast numbers of false leads. In this volume, eminent scientists, physicians, historians, social scientists, and philosophers respond to Stent's thesis.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520231061
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 20-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Ernest B. Hook
Ernest B. Hook is Professor at the School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley.
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