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Wrong for the Right Reasons

Buchwald, Jed Z. and Franklin, Allan (2005) Wrong for the Right Reasons. Archimedes. Vol.11. Springer , Dordrecht. ISBN 978-1-4020-3047-5.

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The rapidity with which knowledge changes makes much of past science obsolete, and often just wrong, from the present's point of view. We no longer think, for example, that heat is a material substance transferred from hot to cold bodies. But is wrong science always or even usually bad science? The essays in this volume argue by example that much of the past's rejected science, wrong in retrospect though it may be - and sometimes markedly so - was nevertheless sound and exemplary of enduring standards that transcend the particularities of culture and locale.

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Subject Keywords:Isaac Newton; alchemy; calculus; photometry; planet; science
Series Name:Archimedes
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:30 Jan 2020 19:09
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