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$29.95

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Published: 07 November 2019

272 Pages

5 x 7 inches

ISBN: 9780190871666


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Uncertainty

How It Makes Science Advance

Kostas Kampourakis and Kevin McCain

  • Provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the role of uncertainty in science for anyone interested in the nature of science and how it advances
  • Explains the kinds of uncertainty that are inherent in five well-known fields of research: human evolution, climate change, vaccination, genetic testing, and forensic science
  • Argues why and how uncertainty actually fuels the scientific endeavour and makes science advance by producing genuine understanding

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