The End Of Science: Facing The Limits Of Knowledge In The Twilight Of The Scientific Age

The End Of Science: Facing The Limits Of Knowledge In The Twilight Of The Scientific Age

John Horgan


In The finish of Science, John Horgan makes the case that the period of really profound medical revelations in regards to the universe and our position in it's over. Interviewing clinical luminaries reminiscent of Stephen Hawking, Francis Crick, and Richard Dawkins, he demonstrates that each one the massive questions that may be spoke back were replied, as technology bumps up opposed to basic limits. the area can't provide us a “theory of everything,” and sleek endeavors corresponding to string thought are “ironic” and “theological” in nature, now not clinical, simply because they're very unlikely to substantiate. Horgan’s argument used to be debatable in 1996, and it continues to be so at the present time, nonetheless firing up debates in labs and on the net, no longer least because—as Horgan info in a long new introduction—ironic technological know-how is extra customary than ever. nonetheless, whereas Horgan bargains his critique, grounded within the taking into account the world’s top researchers, he bargains homage, too. If technological know-how is finishing, he continues, it is just since it has performed its paintings so well.

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