Monday, March 15, 2010

Galieo in Pittsburgh

Some faculty in our school might be interested in Clark Glymour's Galileo in Pittsburgh (London: Harvard University Press, 2010), a "collection of personal anecdotes and reflections on some paradigms and bandwagons in contemporary science and education" (p. 4). Glymour, a philosophy professor at CMU, includes among his insightful and entertaining essays one on Herb Needleman's study of lead exposure on the intelligence of children. Because Needleman demanded a public inquiry, this is "one of the best-documented modern examples we have of misguided canons of scienthific ethics based on misconceptions about sound scientific method" (p. 57).

No comments: