Making Truth: Metaphor in Science
How does science work? Making Truth: Metaphor in Science argues that most laypeople, and many scientists, do not have a clear understanding of how metaphor relates to scientific thinking. With stunning clarity, and bridging the worlds of scientists and nonscientists, Theodore L. Brown demonstrates the presence and the power of metaphorical thought. He presents a series of studies of scientific systems, ranging from the atom to current topics in chemistry and biology such as protein folding, chaperone proteins, and global warming. These case studies provide the basis for far-reaching conclusions about science as an intellectual and social practice and about the nature of scientific truth.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JFBallenger - LibraryThing
This book does an excellent job of showing that scientists inevitably employ metaphors to do their work and communicated it to others, and discussing the implications of this for our understanding of ... Read full review