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    • How Do We Know What's Out There?

    • By: Steven L. Goldman
    • Narrated by: Steven L. Goldman
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This lecture spotlights the fascinating variety of instruments that have unveiled the universe in the course of the 20th century, from ground-based optical, radio, and neutrino telescopes to spacecraft that are surveying the cosmos at x-ray, gamma ray, infrared, and other wavelengths.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Good Title

    • By Ron Johnson on 08-04-18

    Regular price: $1.37

    • Great Scientific Ideas That Changed the World

    • By: Steven L. Goldman, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Steven L. Goldman
    • Length: 17 hrs and 56 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
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    What is the greatest scientific idea of all?Because science has so dramatically altered how we live and how we think about ourselves, the answer may well be the very idea of science itself, because-just like science's most important achievements-it, too, needed to be thought about, perfected, and invented.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absorbing

    • By Neil Brightwell on 05-11-15

    Regular price: $41.95

    • Science Wars: What Scientists Know and How They Know It

    • By: Steven L. Goldman, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Steven L. Goldman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 259
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    Choose one: (A) Science gives us objective knowledge of an independently existing reality.... or (B) Scientific knowledge is always provisional and tells us nothing that is universal, necessary, or certain about the world.Made your choice? Welcome to the science wars. This long-running battle over the status of scientific knowledge began in ancient Greece, raged furiously among scientists, social scientists, and humanists during the 1990s, and has reemerged in today's conflict between science and religion over issues like evolution.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Emancipation from what you think you don't know

    • By Larry on 08-08-13

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Science in the Twentieth Century: A Social-Intellectual Survey

    • By: Steven L. Goldman, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Steven L. Goldman
    • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
    • Original Recording
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    In this fascinating 36-lecture exploration of scientific growth filled with ideas, anecdotes, and insights. You'll see how 20th-century scientists have built on crucial 19th-century concepts such as energy, natural selection, atoms, fields, and waves to assemble a body of knowledge to stun even the most farsighted scientific thinkers of that not-too-distant past.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great course from Goldman

    • By Christian Zagarskas on 03-30-16

    Regular price: $41.95