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by Len Fisher

Author: Len Fisher
Subcategory: History & Philosophy
Language: English
Publisher: Orion Pub Co; First Edition edition (October 2004)
Pages: 224 pages
Category: Math and Science
Rating: 4.5
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Good science and common sense often don't mix. In Weighing the Soul, Len Fisher shows the path to scientific discovery is frequently a bumpy one that follows Schopenhauer's famous maxim - 'All truth passes through three stages: First, it is ridiculed; Second, it is violently opposed; and Third, it is accepted as self-evident. Fisher tells the fascinating, human stories behind some of the great as well as some of the not-so-great scientific ideas of the past - those that were truly bizarre, peculiar or downright daft, and those that just seemed that way at the time.

Weighing the Soul book. Fisher tells the fascinating, human stories be Good science and common sense often don't mix.

His latest book is an entertaining and thought-provoking foray into the science of the bizarre, the peculiar, and the downright wacky

His latest book is an entertaining and thought-provoking foray into the science of the bizarre, the peculiar, and the downright wacky. It is largely about discoveries, such as the wave theory of light and the theory of relativity, that defy reason yet are the bedrock for scientific understanding of the world.

Good science and common sense often don't mix. In "Weighing the Soul", Len Fisher shows that the path to scientific discovery is frequently a bumpy one that follows Schopenhauer's famous maxim - 'All truth passes through three stages: First, it is ridiculed; Second, it is violently opposed; and Third, it is accepted as self-evident.

This intriguing and informative volume covers such topics as the discovery of electricity, the structure of DNA, and the invention of computers.

Fisher, Len. Publication date. Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-204) and index. The original books is too bright. Discoveries in science - History, Science - Anecdotes, Science - History, Discoveries in science, Science. London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson.

His latest book is an entertaining and thought-provoking foray into the science of the bizarre, the peculiar, and the downright wacky

This intriguing and informative volume covers such topics as the discovery of electricity, the structure of DNA, and the invention of computers. His latest book is an entertaining and thought-provoking foray into the science of the bizarre, the peculiar, and the downright wacky.

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Good science and common sense often don't mix. In Weighing the Soul, Len Fisher shows the path to scientific discovery is frequently a bumpy one that follows Schopenhauer's famous maxim - 'All truth passes through three stages: First, it is ridiculed; Second, it is violently opposed; and Third, it is accepted as self-evident.' Fisher tells the fascinating, human stories behind some of the great as well as some of the not-so-great scientific ideas of the past - those that were truly bizarre, peculiar or downright daft, and those that just seemed that way at the time. As he shows, it is often only with hindsight that the two can be told apart, and it is some of those who appeared most wrong - and who were variously ignored, persecuted and imprisoned as a result - that ultimately went on to be proved most right. Len's witty and engaging style takes us from Frankenstein's monster to pacemakers, from The Water Babies to the structure of DNA, from one American doctor's attempts to weigh the human soul through to the necessary (and truly weird) mysteries of modern science. Along the way he illuminates a wide variety of wonderful titbits - such as links between Newton and Polaroid sunglasses, and how Quantum Mechanics gave us CD players - and shows why, like Alice in Wonderland, modern scientists can often end up believing six impossible things before breakfast.