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by Stephen Rothman
Experimental biologist Stephen Rothman explains that reductionism also has serious, even dangerous, limitations.
Experimental biologist Stephen Rothman explains that reductionism also has serious, even dangerous, limitations. With the help of fascinating case studies, he takes a clear-eyed look at the social climate in which science is practiced and explores the collective psychology that he fears is leading scientists down a blind alley. Rothman explains why, despite all the hype surrounding the Genome Project, science is still no closer to building a bridge between molecules and reactions at the genetic level and large-scale biological processes
Biologist Stephen Rothman asks the big questions in pursuit of a relatively small answer i. .
Biologist Stephen Rothman asks the big questions in pursuit of a relatively small answer i.Release Date:September 2001.
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Stephen Rothman is a cell biologist who has been dedicated to understanding how cells function since the early 1960s. The story of his rude awakening is told in Lessons from the Living Cell. Young scientists are encouraged to believe that experimental evidence always comes first in scientific judgements; that the evidence is scrutinised for consistency with any current working hypothesis, which is abandoned and replaced by another if serious anomalies are repeatedly observed. Science is also portrayed as being free of irrational dogma. Rothman found that this is not the case.
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Stephen Rothman is an Emeritus Professor of Physiology at the University of California, San Francisco. He has written three books devoted to the topic of limitations of the reductionist scientific enterprise in biology. Life Beyond Molecules and Genes: How our Adaptations Make us Alive (2009), was about reductionism as a means of explaining life, of determining whether something is living.
that ultimately a complete understanding of a biological system, or even an organism, can be built from the.
In Lessons from the Living Cell, veteran experimental biologist Stephen Rothman argues that reductionism is a philosophical spectrum that tends to lead its practioners along a logical path to its extreme conclusion, what he calls strong microreductionism.
This book gets into both the philosophy of science-especially on the issue of reductionism-and also some issues in cell biology which have implications for those more general philosophical questions. The first part of the book focuses on reductionism and the author returns to that topic briefly near the end of the book. However, more than two-thirds of the book explores a major dispute in the science of cell biology, about just how proteins are transported within cells, and how they are secreted by cells
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In this book, experimental biologist Stephen Rothman asserts that such a way of understanding will never be possible, and that hope that it will be is misplaced. No current Talk conversations about this book.