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Paradigms Lost: Images of Man in the Mirror of Science. John L. Casti, Author, J. L. Casti, Author William Morrow & Company $ (p) ISBN. Paradigms Lost has ratings and 11 reviews. In a masterful “trial by reason,” author John L. Casti presents all sides of the most important and vital scientific. John L. Casti (born ) is an author, mathematician, and entrepreneur. These include Paradigms Lost: Images of Man in the Mirror of Science (Morrow, NY.

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In addition, he has published over 70 research papers.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The book paradigmss, “What is science, ideally and in practice? The roots of language and learning But by the last cases, you’re not so sure if there is any real difference between science and unsupported speculation.

He has written fourteen popular books on science. Originally published on my blog here in August In another incident two years later, Casti retracted one of his articles, “Losing games for your winning play,” that had been published in kohn journal Complexity. There are very extensive appendices to each chapter, gathered at the end of the book, with copious suggestions for further reading.

Peter Jacobsson rated it it was amazing Jul 19, It is a beautifully-written tour of how science has found our place in the world. You can read it, and enjoy it, solely for its in-depth background and analysis of the disciplines that it samples.

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Anyone who wants to have an informed opinion on a range of nohn, from the possibility of alien intelligence to quantum mechanics, should check this out. To ask other readers questions about Paradigms Lostplease sign up.


His premise of setting up each chapter topic as a court case with prosecution, defense, and Casti being judge at the end is “cute”, but less than thrilling.

An outstanding presentation of a number of the pparadigms scientific issues of our time. Marcus Harwell rated it really liked it Dec 04, To view it, click here. Since earlyDr.

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April Learn how and when to remove this template message. In this direction, his book, Mood Matters: Richard Lidster rated it it was ok Mar 07, If he had actually laid out the arguments a bit more formally and structured how the various parties were introduced better, I think that I would have rated the book a “5”.

It all comes down to why are we here and what is our place? In this direction, his book, Mood Matters: One thread has been exploration of the pagadigms between the social “mood” of a population its biasing effect on actions and behaviors.

Casti wrote before the world of blogs and chat groups had really come into being and can’t be held responsible for not foreseeing the rise of science-denial, but to those of us who are sensitised it looks a bit irresponsible in retrospect to reinforce this confusion.

Evan rated it it was amazing Mar 12, In the same year he published the volume, The One, True, Platonic Heaven Joseph Henry Press, Washington, DC,which addresses in a fictional format the question of the limits to scientific knowledge.

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I read all the way through hoping that his final conclusions would tie the entire collection of essays together in a way that left me with more knowledge than i came to the book with, but his entire message can be summed up as “interdisciplinary science is good science. loet

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Not taking instruction well and already being familiar with the broad sweep of the philosophy of science, I ignored Casti’s advice and read the entire book from beginning to end in one, long session. Since I knew that the later book built on pardigms earlier, I restrained myself enough to get and read this book first. Account Options Sign in.

Aug 12, Richard rated it it was amazing. Preview — Paradigms Lost by John L. A great book for someone looking to start expanding their scientific knowledge.

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Mar 01, Mark rated it really liked it Shelves: I can’t understand why this book is out of print – I assume that it is as I had to order a used pafadigms. It’s basically one item, in fact: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

His primary research interests have shifted somewhat in recent years from the natural sciences to the exploration of questions in the social and behavioral realm.

I am currently working my way through the later one.