The End Of Science by John Horgan
Facing The Limits Of Knowledge In The Twilight Of The Scientific Age

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As a writer for "Scientific American", the author is regularly afforded the opportunity of interviewing comtemporary scientists such as Richard Dawkins, Murray Gell-Mann, Stephen Hawking and Noam Chomsky. In this work, he discusses with them whether all the big scientific questions have been answered and all the knowledge worth knowing become known. Will there eventually be a "theory of everything" that signals the end? In a time where scientific rationality is under fire from many quarters, Horgan provides an overview of current scientific enterprise as he discusses God, Star Trek, superstrings, quarks, consciousness and many other topics.
 

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Published April 14, 2015 by Basic Books. 370 pages
Genres: Science & Math, Education & Reference, History. Non-fiction

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Scientific American columnist Horgan here interviews an impressive array of scientists and philosophers, who seem sharply divided over the prospects and possibilities of science.

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There are more than 50,000 copies in print of this study which argues that the greatest scientific discoveries have already been made.

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I argued that “given how far science has already come, and given the physical, social and cognitive limits constraining further research, [pure] science is unlikely to make any significant additions to the knowledge it has already generated.

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