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Review: Ignorance: How it drives science

User Review  - Matt - Goodreads

Firestein teaches a course at Columbia about Ignorance, and how embracing and contemplating our ignorance is more important to science and discovery than our knowledge. The case studies in the second ... Read full review

Review: Ignorance: How it drives science

User Review  - Nathan Sharp - Goodreads

This book does a decent job explaining how scientific research differs completely from many people's conceptions. It is written towards a general, nonscientific audience and it's not too long. I think it's worth the read. Read full review

Review: Ignorance: How it drives science

User Review  - Judy - Goodreads

Great little book that would make a fine addition to the syllabus of a high school or undergraduate science survey course. The author teaches this course, “Ignorance” at Columbia University and the ... Read full review

Review: Ignorance: How it drives science

User Review  - Tiffany - Goodreads

"Ignorance" is a tidy little tome from a Columbia professor that seeks to convey a very simple but somewhat surprising message to non-scientists: science is about what we DON'T know. I found the case ... Read full review

Review: Ignorance: How it drives science

User Review  - Steven - Goodreads

Firestein's little book makes the case that science should be described by the facts that we know, but rather by the questions that are being asked. Set out almost like a long syllabus for a course on ... Read full review

Review: Ignorance: How it drives science

User Review  - Conrad - Goodreads

A nice book for a non-scientist to learn what scientists do. Read full review

Review: Ignorance: How it drives science

User Review  - Pete - Goodreads

Ignorance : How it Drives Science by Stuart Firestein is an interesting look at the importance of the unknown in driving science. Firestein emphasizes that the way science is presented to most people ... Read full review


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