This, intellectual tornado, with its incisive and biting logic and its eloquent, economic and clear style, rips through all the trees of the scientific forest -- especially those... Read morePublished on December 3, 2010 by Herbert L Calhoun
This book is a semi-postmodernist criticism of a) biological determinism, and b) the widespread belief that scientists are first and foremost seekers of "truth", rather than... Read morePublished on March 6, 2007 by E. Jones
This fascinating book turns the harsh critical eye of the scientific method back on the field of science itself, questioning everything you thought you knew about the discipline. Read morePublished on May 7, 2006 by Aaron Swartz
Some interesting and original points are made but the factual and interpretational flaws many times outweigh the insights. Read morePublished on March 29, 2005 by Omri Tal
This book claims that there is no such thing as race. While this would be nice, unfortunatly that is just not the case. Read morePublished on June 12, 2003 by "piftisha"
This book will cause you to think in new ways, even if you don't agree with the author. Lewontin's main point is that despite the fact we think science is an objective discipline,... Read morePublished on February 14, 2002 by "jonirg"
As philosophy of science this work is very fascinating. Unfortunately it is permeated with rather Marxist ideas which the author seems to cherish. Read morePublished on October 18, 2001 by J. F. de Wolff
First of all, I have to note: Richard Lewontin has a remarkable propensity for republishing redundant material. Read morePublished on July 27, 2001
This was a great read about the utter (and often unfounded) confidence that modern society places on the institutions of "biology" and "science. Read morePublished on July 24, 2001 by "runa2"