Thursday, April 21, 2005

Evolution of Reason?

"An important scientific innovation rarely makes its way by gradually winning over and converting its opponents… What does happen is that its opponents gradually die out, and that the growing generation is familiarized with the ideas from the beginning."
-- Max Planck

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

please read Layotard, Khun, Feyerbend, Hacking....these will give an indication of how scientific knowledge comes to be.

4:10 AM  
Blogger Darren said...

I've read some Khun, and I would say (if the others are similar)that they suggest a societal framework for the development of science, but less about actual science. Plus... many seem to misinterpret Khun's work as something bad about science, when it is one of greatest things.

2:06 PM  

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