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Re: [Phys-L] scientific method diagram

On 09/01/2013 18:15, Folkerts, Timothy J wrote:
2) Scientists may be partly to blame for the perceived "linear process" of science because that is how the reports are written and presented to the scientific community and to the public. While the process is indeed the looping process you describe, the report is almost always linear:

Hi Tim

This was an argument made by the Nobel laureate, immunologist and essayist Sir Peter Medawar:

Medawar, P. B. (1963/1990). Is the scientific paper a fraud? In P. B. Medawar (Ed.), The Threat and the Glory (pp. 228-233). New York: Harper Collins, 1990. (Reprinted from: The Listener, Volume 70: 12th September, 1963).

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