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By Frans W. Saris

Why do people have interaction in clinical learn? For a few, it’s easily a occupation. Others are attracted to technology for its capability monetary rewards. And nonetheless others do it out of competitiveness—to be the 1st of their box. yet in Darwin Meets Einstein Frans W. Saris argues that during our postmodern occasions we've got misplaced the which means of science—that technology isn't really approximately pageant, nor approximately making a living, nor in regards to the pleasure of discovery. technological know-how is for survival—the survival of people, the survival of life.

In this obtainable number of essays and columns, Saris brings jointly in dialog a few nice minds—Charles Darwin, Baruch Spinoza, Niko Tinbergen, Francis Bacon, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Franz Kafka, and Albert Einstein—to resolution the query: why technological know-how? With choices like “Diary of a Physicist,” “The medical Life,” “The mom of All Knowledge,” and “Science in the course of the taking a look Glass of Literature,” Darwin Meets Einstein will entertain its readers and eventually inspire them to re-evaluate the meaning—and the purpose—of science.

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