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Einstein's Luck: The Truth Behind Some of the Greatest Scientific Discoveries

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As John Waller shows in Einstein's Luck, many of our greatest scientists were less than honest about their experimental data. Some were not above using friends in high places to help get their ideas accepted. And some owe their immortality not to any unique discovery but to a combination of astonishing effrontery and their skills as self-promoters.
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Published by Oxford University Press (first published June 3rd 2004)
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Yofish
Jan 28, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
First half of the book discusses some false reporting of experiments purported to support famous new scientific theories; and how these are famous only because the theories turned out correct. Second half about how the history of science has (at times) been mis-reported to make some scientists more seem like they deserve more of the credit than they really do. Lots of interesting stories. Sometimes stretches the definition of "science." But the writing is incredibly academic-paper-ish, and borin ...more
Amanda
Jan 07, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. It really went into how the big names in Science became classroom classics. Some of them maybe should not be credited for what we know them for. I know that nothing in science is discovered by a single person but thats what were taught in school. This book throws that out the window and digs into the real stories behind scientific finds that changed our world. It as very interesting and I can see how some people could get bored with it. Be prepared to start out slow, ...more
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Jan 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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