Uncommon Sense : Heretical Nature of Science
Using history, psychology, philosophy, and personal experience, this treatise develops the idea that scientific thought is a radically new way of thinking that is contrary to man's natural tendencies. This view gives insight into the origin of science, the difference between science and pseudoscience, the nature of progress, and the requirements of science education.
- Hardback | 255 pages
- 154.94 x 236.22 x 25.4mm | 544.31g
- 04 Nov 1993
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
- line figures, bibliography
Table of contents
Aspects of Science; Mind and Magic; From Apes to Agriculture; Prophets and Poets; Theorems and Planets; Sages and Scholars; Towns and Gowns; Science and Nonsense; Are we Alone?; Education for an Age of Science; Appendix A: Hindu Trigonometry; Appendix B: An Integrated Science Course.
About Alan H. Cromer
About the Author: Alan Cromer, a professor of physics at Northeastern University, is actively involved with enhancing middle-level science education.