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Science is progressing

A book on the greatest developments in our understanding of the universe is stimulating but flawed

By John Gribbin   July 2003

Book: The Tests of Time Author: Eds Lisa Dolling, Arthur Giannelli, Glenn Statile Price: Princeton University Press, ?25.95

There are people who think that science is a matter of opinion, a social construct that changes when society changes. This is not the case. As the Nobel prizewinner Steven Weinberg has pointed out, since the beginning of the 20th century, “no theory that has been generally accepted as valid by the world of physics has turned out simply to be a mistake.” Science does progress, building incrementally and providing insight into deep truths about the nature of the world.

Lisa Dolling,…

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