No Easy Answers: Science and the Pursuit of Knowledge

by Allan Franklin

Hardcover, 2005




Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, c2005.


"In No Easy Answers, Allan Franklin offers an accurate picture of science and scientific experiment for general readers and for scholars in the humanities and social sciences who may not have any background in physics. He contends that science is too important for the public not to have an understanding of it." "Through close examination of some of the most important cases in modern scientific research, Franklin illustrates the various roles that experiment plays in science. He uses examples of unquestioned success, such as the discoveries of the electron and of three types of neutrino, and examples of studies that were dead ends, wrong turns, or just plain mistakes, such as the "fifth force," a proposed modification of Newton's law of gravity."--Jacket.… (more)



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