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Progress and Its Problems: Towards a Theory of

Progress and Its Problems: Towards a Theory of

Progress and Its Problems: Towards a Theory of Scientific Growth. Larry Laudan

Progress and Its Problems: Towards a Theory of Scientific Growth


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Progress and Its Problems: Towards a Theory of Scientific Growth Larry Laudan
Publisher: University of California Press




I think Chomsky is wrong to push the needle so far towards theory over facts; in the history of science, the laborious accumulation of facts is the dominant mode, not a novelty. An international group of astronomers believe they have answered the question of how young stars are able to fuel the growth of their own stars. Researchers presently use the grant-peer review system to get funding and this system has been criticized for diluting the effort towards pure, theoretical research by encouraging researchers to investigate applied science ventures of questionable scientific merit. Longino HE: Science as Social Knowledge: Values and Objectivity in Scientific Inquiry. Results: migration towards USA. It's true there's been a lot of work on trying to apply statistical models to various linguistic problems. Berkeley: University of California Press; 1977. To determine However the explosive growth of scientific progress in the 19th Century quickly consumed more money than scientists could supply privately, and so new sources of funding became necessary. I think there have been some successes, but a lot of Science is a combination of gathering facts and making theories; neither can progress on its own. In addition to the actual growth of science and scientific activity, there has been much effort to show that such progress benefits the economy through a line of investigation tying basic research to patents production. Laudan L: Progress and its Problems: Toward a Theory of Scientific Growth.

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