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Title Prematurity in scientific discovery [electronic resource] : on resistance and neglect / edited by Ernest B. Hook.

Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2002.

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Description 1 online resource (xx, 378 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Figures and Tables; Preface; Acknowledgments; Contributors; Chapter One: A Background to Prematurity and Resistance to "Discovery"; Chapter Two: Prematurity in Scientific Discovery; Chapter Three: Prematurity, Nuclear Fission, and the Transuranium Actinide Elements; Chapter Four: Resistance to Change and New Ideas in Physics: A Personal Perspective; Chapter Five: The Timeliness of the Discoveries of the Three Modes of Gene Transfer in Bacteria; Chapter Six: Scotoma: Forgetting and Neglect in Science; Chapter Seven: Prematurity and Delay in the Prevention of Scurvy.
Summary For centuries, observers have noted the many obstacles to intellectual change in science. In a much-discussed paper published in Scientific American in 1972, molecular biologist Gunther Stent proposed an explicit criterion for one kind of obstacle to scientific discovery.
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Subject Stent, Gunther S. (Gunther Siegmund), 1924-2008.
Stent, Gunther S., 1924- Stent, Gunther Siegmund.
Stent, Gunther S. (Gunther Siegmund), 1924-2008
Discoveries in science -- Congresses.
Science -- Philosophy.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Congressen (vorm)
Added Author Hook, Ernest B., 1936-
Other Form: Print version: Prematurity in scientific discovery. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2002 0520231066 (DLC) 2001004245 (OCoLC)47364052
ISBN 9780520927735 (electronic bk.)
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