Sunday, July 22, 2012

Book on science anarchy

Michael Brooks was on Stossel TV plugging his book, Free Radicals: The Secret Anarchy of Science. He talked about 10% of scientists taking drugs, and Einstein didn't really prove his famous equation. A review says:
According to Brooks, in Science anything goes. The competition is so tough and the prizes so valuable that no punches are pulled. Drugs, lies, fraud, politics - all are part of the game. He exposes famed personalities from Newton to Einstein - showing how human they all are; and how the successful ones never hesitated to break the rules. Most of us have heard of Newton's famous statement on '..standing on the shoulders of giants', but we would not have heard of his skill of stomping down other scientists!. Any literate person would have heard of Einstein and his E=MC2 equation, but it is unbelievable to hear that he could not fully prove it in spite of eight attempts!!
I explain this history in my book.

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