The golem book by collins and pinch

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the golem book by collins and pinch

The Golem: What You Should Know about Science by Harry Collins

In the very successful and widely discussed first volume in the Golem series, The Golem: What You Should Know About Science, Harry Collins and Trevor Pinch likened science to the Golem, a creature from Jewish mythology, a powerful creature which, while not evil, can be dangerous because it is clumsy. In this second volume, the authors now consider the Golem of technology. Using the same successful format, in a series of case studies they demostrate that the imperfections in technology are related to the uncertainties in science described in the first volume.
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In dialogue with these latter critics The Golem attempts to build an island of reasoned debate between the two cultures. It seeks Harry M. Collins, Trevor Pinch.
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The golem : what you should know about science

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He is the recipient of the J. Harry Collins , Trevor Pinch. In the widely discussed first volume in the Golem series, The Golem: What You Should Know About Science, Harry Colllins and Trevor Pinch likened science to the Golem, a creature from Jewish mythology, a powerful creature which, while not evil, can be dangerous because it is clumsy. In this second volume, the authors now consider the Golem of technology. In a series of case studies they demonstrate that the imperfections in technology are related to the uncertainties in science. The case studies cover the role of the Patriot anti-missile missile in the Gulf War, the Challenger space shuttle explosion, tests of nuclear fuel flasks and of anti-misting kerosene as a fuel for airplanes, economic modeling, the question of the origins of oil, analysis of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, and the contribution of lay expertise to the analysis of treatments for AIDS.

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This is an excellent antidote to ultra-rational scientism. Give several case studies of high profile scientific theories where the make or break factor was not contained in the data points at all Harry M. Collins , Trevor Pinch. Through a series of intriguing case studies including the study of relativity, cold fusion, the "memory" in worms, and the sex life of lizards, this book debunks the view that scientific knowledge is a straightforward outcome of competent theorization, observation, and experimentation. The first edition generated much debate and controversy.

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    inti-revista.org: The Golem, Second Edition: What You Should Know About Science (Canto Classics) (): Harry M. Collins: Books. my students learn from Collins & Pinch that they need to be thoughtful scientists, and that they.

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