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5.0 out of 5 stars Provides context for understanding what science is all about and how it generally operates, May 10, 2009
This review is from: Everyday Practice of Science: Where Intuition and Passion Meet Objectivity and Logic (Hardcover)
For too great a percentage of the American public, science and 'the scientific method' are misunderstood and confusing. Public discourse on so many vital issues of the day see's controversial and contest between differing proponents all citing science as their rationale for differing views. Then there is the ingrained and continuing discounting of science as a means of understanding the world when science is felt to be in contradiction with religious or philosophical beliefs. These are but some of the reasons why "Everyday Practice Of Science: Where Intuition And Passion Meet Objectivity And Logic" by Frederick Grinnell (Professor of Cell biology and founder of the Program in Ethics in Science and Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas) is so timely and useful. Drawing upon his long years of professional experience and expertise, Professor Grinnell provides an informed perspective on the subject as he demystifies the processes and provides context for understanding what science is all about and how it generally operates. Of special note is Professor Grinnell's commentary on science and religion while providing an holistic framework with respect to assessing how these two systems of human thought and experience interact. "Everyday Practice Of Science" is highly recommended reading for both students and non-specialized general readers with an interest in understanding how science works in or out of the laboratory setting.
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