Scientific Development and Misconceptions Through the Ages: A Reference Guide
Greenwood Publishing Group, 1999 - 286 pages
These false paths to scientific knowledge are not treated as deliberate misconduct, but rather as a lack of knowledge and a misunderstanding of the science and technology involved, both of which were sooner or later corrected by men and women of science. Krebs explores the conception and development of scientific thought in five different fields: Medicine and Health; Life Science; Chemistry and Physics; Astrology, Astronomy, and Cosmology; and Conservation, Ecology, and Environmentalism. Within each of these categories, he explores more specific areas, such as the circulatory system, geology, and inner planets. This arrangement provides easy access for the researcher interested in a particular area of science as well as those looking for general information, illuminating how our modern understanding of science is based on much of the developments in our ancient past.
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Considering the number of scientists working today the actual number of cases of willful deceit and misconduct is very small yet very disturbing and potentially harmful when used to establish social policy .
They are the great thinkers and scientists we have all read or heard about , including the three most influential Western philosophers from Greece : Socrates , Plato , and Aristotle . Many historians state that it was the Greeks who ...
... great advances in science occurred from the nineteenth to the twentieth centuries , particularly over the past 50 years . There are a number of scientists , mostly theoretical physicists 4 Scientific Development and Misconceptions.
There are a number of scientists , mostly theoretical physicists , who believe that this most recent growth spurt over the past 100 years or so may be the last such period of rapid growth of science and technology .
... phenomena are essential to the sciences that involve controlled experimental research . Scientific research implies that a controlled situation will be part of the investigation , which the scientist hopes will lead to new knowledge ...