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Modern science and the nature of life

William Samson Beck

Modern science and the nature of life

by William Samson Beck

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Published by Doubleday in Garden City, N. Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biology -- Philosophy,
  • Science -- Philosophy

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby William S. Beck
    SeriesThe Natural history library, A Doubleday anchor book
    ContributionsAmerican Museum of Natural History
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxv, 334 p.
    Number of Pages334
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14817261M

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Modern science is implicated in a gamble on a technological society that will replace the natural world with a 'better' s: 1. by William S. Beck ‧ RELEASE DATE: ""the essential nature of science, as typified by biology, and of life, as explained by science""- this theme is resounding, all the more so because Beak hopes to relieve the prevailing sense of ""cultural crisis"" caused by ignorance about science and the false expectations it has prompted.

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