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Science and Human Values

Jacob Bronowski


Faber Finds, 2011, 94 pages



reviewed by Antonia P. Sani, Sabah State Library Headquarters

The tittle refers to a lecture Bronowski gave at MIT in 1953, which opens with a description of post WWII Nagasaki as a being a “bare waste of ashes”. He hoped in this way to make his audience acutely are of once’s uses for booth good or ill. With care and erudition, he argues that scientific endeavour is essentially a creative act-part of a great shared human interest in ourselves and the world around us-. And, routinely, a process of a trial and error, the end of which is not, and cannot be preordained.

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