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Scientific Development and Misconceptions Through the Ages: A Reference Guide

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The evolution of science through the ages has often been marred by people's misconceptions. From pre-historic times, when myths played a major role in people's lives, to present-day debates concerning the environment, people have sought ways to explain the world around them and have often come up with incorrect answers. Science has grown through the correction of these mis ...more
Hardcover, 296 pages
Published February 28th 1999 by Greenwood
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Brent Ranalli
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Though this book has a great premise (telling the story of science by highlighting the dead ends as well as the ideas that turned out to be correct), the execution is deeply flawed. The most important problem is that it is riddled with factual errors. Some boners include: that India and China derived their science and technology from Ancient Greece (4), that Persians are Arabs (4), that the Royal Society of London was founded in 1662, and founded by Robert Boyle alone (131), that Newton delayed ...more
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