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This book is delightful and any science fan should enjoy it.
Stories of scientific conflicts are offered together with historical background,
who were the allies on... Read more
After watching me devour the works of Carl Sagan, Niel DeGrasse Tyson, and a host of other scientific greats my wife decided to pick this book as an introduction to the stuff that... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Brad Wells
Science is a messy place, and what we know to be true today might not be true tomorrow. There are arguments raging in science even today (and I don't mean faux arguments like... Read morePublished on April 6, 2013 by Nadyne Richmond
On page 65 of this book, Hellman writes of Voltaiare, that: "Though not a scientist himself, Voltaire had developed a keen interest in both the physical and biological sciences... Read morePublished on December 1, 2012 by Andrew L. Lautin
This is a comment about the form rather than the content of the Kindle edition of this book.
With wide blank margins on both sides, no chapter markers, and text that... Read more
Review of "Great Feuds in Science"
Author Hal Hellman
Reviewed in 1999 by Bill Palmer
I have only seen one other review of this book that was so savage that I... Read more
I had mixed emotions about this book. There wasn't that much deep insight into the underlying science or philosophy under debate, so it was sometimes hard to decide whose side I... Read morePublished on October 30, 2003 by Keith Appleyard
Scientists are human, too. They have pride, turf, and overbearing egoes. This little book, with its chapters relating disagreements and outright feuds between scientific... Read morePublished on May 18, 2000 by The Sanity Inspector