[Epub] ➚ Science and Sensibility: The Elegant Logic of the Universe By Keith J. Laidler – Varanus.us

Science and Sensibility: The Elegant Logic of the UniverseScience Has Produced The Vast Information Explosion That Barrages Us Daily With Data Both Trivial And Profound Though People Seem Eager To Acquire And Information, Few Understand What To Do With It Or How To Integrate It Into A Coherent Worldview Paradoxically, As Information Has Increased, Knowledge Has Declined.This Book Is Designed To Provide A Thorough Grounding In Science Literacy For The General Lay Reader Acclaimed Science Writer And Chemistry Professor Keith J Laidler Reviews The Major Contributions Of The Different Branches Of Science Including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, And Geology And Shows How They All Lead To A Unified Conception Of Our Place In The Universe He Further Asserts That By Lifting The Great Veil Of Mystery Through Science, We Can Fully Appreciate The Beauty Of The Universe Although Much Still Remains To Be Discovered, Laidler Stresses That Evidence From Every Field Of Science Supports A Consensus View, An Elegantly Logical And Self Consistent Picture Of The Formation And Development Of The Universe And Of Life Within It.Even Important Than Understanding The Basic Features Of This Scientific Worldview Is Knowing The Method By Which Science Arrives At Its Conclusions He Points Out That This Approach To Ascertaining The Truth Is Used By Judges In Courts Of Law And By Scholars In Academic Fields Of The Humanities, As Well As By Scientists By Learning To Weigh Sound Evidence In An Objective And Unbiased Fashion, We Can Selectively Judge The Information That Surrounds Us And Integrate It Into A Scientific Understanding, While Still Retaining Our Sense Of Wonder.This Elegantly Written And Lucid Explanation Of Science In Contemporary Life Will Not Only Spark An Interest Into The Wonders Of Many Fascinating Scientific Disciplines But Will Stimulate Readers To Think Critically And Scientifically.

[Epub] ➚ Science and Sensibility: The Elegant Logic of the Universe By Keith J. Laidler – Varanus.us
  • Hardcover
  • 233 pages
  • Science and Sensibility: The Elegant Logic of the Universe
  • Keith J. Laidler
  • English
  • 01 May 2017
  • 9781591021384

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    Overall, this is a pretty poorly done forray into the realm of larger societal issues from a physical descriptive scientist The first part of the book isn t bad It s a 100 page recap of how we know what we know about physics, biology, astronomy and geology It s what I imagine Bill Bryson s A Short History of Nearly Everything to be, except less entertaining The first part puts forth a good showing for why rational scientific thought is the best approach to problems It has explained a vast amount of things about our world and universe that were unknown or poorly understood until realtivly recently.It uses that credibility as a springboard to recommend the rational scientific method to be THE way to decide all issues in our society I started to get turned off by the suggestion that nuclear power is really the cat s meow when it comes to solving our energy problems, and anyone who disagrees just doesn t understand science I don t disagree that nuclear power gets an unecessarily bad rap, and probably should be a larger slice of our energy portfolio But his dismissal of anyone that rasies questions about how the uranium is mined, the proetection of the resulting plutonium from peole seeking to build weapons, and the disposition of spent material is patronizing...

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