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I really liked this book. In my experience people talking about the history of science tend to string together a bunch of anecdotes, leaving the impression that all of science is due to five dead guys. But that approach can't see the forest for the trees. This book has finally given me a framework in which to think of scientific progress. It also reads delightfully, somewhere between a TED talk and a fascinating conversation in a faculty lounge.