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    • Ignorance

    • How It Drives Science 
    • By: Stuart Firestein
    • Narrated by: David Copelin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Knowledge is a big subject, says Stuart Firestein, but ignorance is a bigger one. And it is ignorance - not knowledge - that is the true engine of science. Most of us have a false impression of science as a surefire, deliberate, step-by-step method for finding things out and getting things done. In fact, says Firestein, more often than not, science is like looking for a black cat in a dark room, and there may not be a cat in the room.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ignorant Bliss

    • By Abrar Mahmud on 07-23-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Failure: Why Science Is so Successful

    • By: Stuart Firestein
    • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr.
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In his sequel to Ignorance (Oxford University Press, 2012), Stuart Firestein shows us that the scientific enterprise is riddled with mistakes and errors - and that this is a good thing! Failure: Why Science Is So Successful delves into the origins of scientific research as a process that relies upon trial and error, one which inevitably results in a hefty dose of failure. In fact, scientists throughout history have relied on failure to guide their research, viewing mistakes as a necessary part of the process.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Challenges me daily

    • By Skeeterbait on 05-17-16

    Regular price: $19.95