[ExI] short review

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 12 21:35:34 UTC 2021

'The Knowledge Machine' by Michael Strevens.  History of science.

Did a lot of comparing Kuhn and Popper and convincingly rejected both of
them.  Tried with some success to explain why it took so long for real
science to get its real start in the 17th century.  Singled out Newton as
the father of science as we know it.  Presented some views on the
subjective nature of science.  Major omission:  role of religion in keeping
science from happening.  Pretty good writing.  Quote from the book:

"Opinion that runs hot-blooded ahead of established fact is the life force
of scientific inquiry."

bill w
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