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The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (1962; second edition 1970; third edition 1996; fourth edition 2012) is a book about the history of science by the philosopher Thomas S. Kuhn. Its publication was a landmark event in the history, philosophy, and sociology of scientific knowledge. Kuhn challenged the then prevailing view of progress in “normal science“. Normal scientific progress was viewed as “development-by-accumulation” of accepted… Continue reading “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions”

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Incerto: Fooled by Randomness, The Black Swan, The Bed of Procrustes, Antifragile

“Consider a turkey that is fed every day, Every single feeding will firm up the bird’s belief that it is the general rule of life to be fed every day by friendly members of the human race ‘looking out for its best interests,’ as a politician would say. On the afternoon of the Wednesday before… Continue reading “Incerto: Fooled by Randomness, The Black Swan, The Bed of Procrustes, Antifragile”

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