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Einsteins Luck: The Truth behind Some of the Greatest Scientific Discoveries
Einsteins Luck: The Truth behind Some of the Greatest Scientific Discoveries John Waller 0198607199 9780198607199 As John Waller shows in Einsteins Luck, many of our greatest scientists were less than honest about their experiment
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Einsteins Luck: The Truth behind Some of the Greatest Scientific Discoveries by John Waller

As John Waller shows in Einsteins Luck, many of our greatest scientists were less than honest about their experimental data. Some were not above using friends in high places to help get their ideas accepted. And some owe their immortality not to any unique discovery but to a combination of astonishing effrontery and their skills as self-promoters. Here is a catalog of myths debunked and icons shattered. We discover that Louis Pasteur was not above suppressing awkward data when it didnt support the case he was making. We also learn that Arthur Eddingtons famous experiment that proved Einsteins theory of relativity was fudged And while it is true that Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin by lucky accident, he played almost no role in the years of effort to convert penicillin into a usable drug. Einsteins Luck restores to science its complex personalities, bitter rivalries, and intense human dramas which until recently have been hidden behind myths and misconceptions. This richly entertaining book will transform the way we think about science and scientists.

Author: John Waller

Language: English

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 308

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 2003-05-08

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ISBN: 0198607199


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