The Half-Life of Facts: Why Everything We Know Has an Expiration Date

The Half-Life of Facts: Why Everything We Know Has an Expiration Date

Samuel Arbesman


New insights from the technology of science
 
Facts switch forever. Smoking has long gone from surgeon steered to lethal. We used to imagine the Earth used to be the heart of the universe and that the brontosaurus used to be a true dinosaur. briefly, what we all know in regards to the global is continually changing.
 
Samuel Arbesman indicates us how wisdom in such a lot fields evolves systematically and predictably, and the way this evolution unfolds in a desirable means which could have a robust impression on our lives.
 
He takes us via a large choice of fields, together with those who switch fast, over the process many years, or over the span of centuries.

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