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The Resource The End of Discovery : Are we approaching the boundaries of the knowable?

The End of Discovery : Are we approaching the boundaries of the knowable?

Label
The End of Discovery : Are we approaching the boundaries of the knowable?
Title
The End of Discovery
Title remainder
Are we approaching the boundaries of the knowable?
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It is generally thought that science, by its very nature, must always progress. But this is not so. One day, fundamental science will come to an end. Not when we have discovered everything, but when we have discovered whatever is open to us to understand - which is not the same thing. Limitations as to what the human brain can comprehend, together with practical considerations to do with the need for ever more elaborate and expensive equipment, are likely to ensure that our knowledge will remain for ever incomplete. A further indication that the world will ultimately retain some of its mystery
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stannard, Russell
Dewey number
501
Index
no index present
LC call number
Q175 .S7448 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • Science
  • Physics
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Physics
  • Science
  • Science
Label
The End of Discovery : Are we approaching the boundaries of the knowable?
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of illustrations; Introduction; 1 Brain and consciousness; 2 Creation of the cosmos; 3 The laws of nature; 4 The anthropic principle; 5 The size of the cosmos; 6 Extraterrestrial life; 7 The nature of space; 8 Space in relation to time; 9 The nature of time; 10 High energy physics; 11 The quantum world; 12 Quantum gravity and string theory; 13 Concluding remarks; Index
Control code
756484832
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (237 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191612985
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)756484832
Label
The End of Discovery : Are we approaching the boundaries of the knowable?
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of illustrations; Introduction; 1 Brain and consciousness; 2 Creation of the cosmos; 3 The laws of nature; 4 The anthropic principle; 5 The size of the cosmos; 6 Extraterrestrial life; 7 The nature of space; 8 Space in relation to time; 9 The nature of time; 10 High energy physics; 11 The quantum world; 12 Quantum gravity and string theory; 13 Concluding remarks; Index
Control code
756484832
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (237 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191612985
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)756484832

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