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Edgard Morin – La Voie, pour l’avenir de l’humanité – discours sur l’éducation et la science

Deux extraits du bouquin d’Edgard Morin. Un bouquin un peu trop fait de “il faudrait” mais qui présente une pensée cohérente, dans le sens que l’ensemble des “il faudrait” forme un tout nécessaire. Edgar Morin dit juste en pointant le fait que des réformes parcellaires ne sont pas suffisantes. Parfois il met en avant de […]

“Is a scientific paper a fraud ?” – On the nature of scientific thought, by P. Medawar

By asking the provocative question “Is a scientific paper a fraud” [1], Peter Medawar (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1960) attempts to describe his vision of “the nature of scientific thought”. To him, “the scientific paper in its orthodox form embodies a mistaken conception of scientific thought”, by suggesting that scientific discovery is an […]

Values in Science – Douglas Allchin

Douglas Allchin proposes a wide approach of how values interact with science (1). His wide overview covers : Epistemic values of the scientific research process. Allchin quotes Merton, Who proposed 4 norms, as necessary conditions for the growth of knowledge. These values are : universalism (no personal or social attribute of the researcher should matter to the […]