Science - don't be too dogmatic

  (22 March 09)
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Harry Collins, a philosopher and sociologist of science in the UK has contributed an interesting piece in Nature that illustrates the difficulties of:

 

1.   treating scientific knowledge as if it provides universal truths

 

2. emphasizing the 'post-modern' perspective on the social constructivist nature of scientific knowledge.

 

A position somewhere between these is probably more appropriate, Collins claims. This piece is worth reading for its balance, redressing the extremes of Dawkins for example.

 

 

 

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