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Title Prematurity in scientific discovery : on resistance and neglect / edited by Ernest B. Hook
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2002]
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 378 pages) : illustrations
Contents Figures and Tables; Preface; Acknowledgments; Contributors; Chapter One: A Background to Prematurity and Resistance to "Discovery"; Chapter Two: Prematurity in Scientific Discovery; Chapter Three: Prematurity, Nuclear Fission, and the Transuranium Actinide Elements; Chapter Four: Resistance to Change and New Ideas in Physics: A Personal Perspective; Chapter Five: The Timeliness of the Discoveries of the Three Modes of Gene Transfer in Bacteria; Chapter Six: Scotoma: Forgetting and Neglect in Science; Chapter Seven: Prematurity and Delay in the Prevention of Scurvy
Summary For centuries, observers have noted the many obstacles to intellectual change in science. In a much-discussed paper published in Scientific American in 1972, molecular biologist Gunther Stent proposed an explicit criterion for one kind of obstacle to scientific discovery
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Stent, Gunther S. (Gunther Siegmund), 1924-2008.
Discoveries in science -- Congresses.
Science -- Philosophy.
Form Electronic book
Author Hook, Ernest B., 1936- editor
LC no. 2001004245
ISBN 0520231066 (cloth ; alk. paper)
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