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Scientific Attitude Defending Science from Denial, Fraud, and Pseudoscience

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ISBN-10: 0262538938

ISBN-13: 9780262538930

Edition: 2020

Authors: Lee McIntyre

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Attacks on science have become commonplace. Claims that climate change isn't settled science, that evolution is "only a theory," and that scientists are conspiring to keep the truth about vaccines from the public are staples of some politicians' rhetorical repertoire. In this book, Lee McIntyre argues that what distinguishes science from its rivals is what he calls "the scientific attitude"-caring about evidence and being willing to change theories on the basis of new evidence. The history of science is littered with theories that were scientific but turned out to be wrong; the scientific attitude reveals why even a failed theory can help us to understand what is special about science. He…    
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2020
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 4/9/2020
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 5.67" wide x 8.66" long x 0.83" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Lee McIntyre is a Research Fellow at the Center for Philosophy and History of Science at Boston University. He is the author of Laws and Explanation in the Social Sciences: Defending a Science of Human Behavior.