General Interest Article
The June, 1997 issue of Harper's Magazine included a list of recently published books that have titles beginning with "The End of". There are thirty-one titles on the list. Publishers have been rushing to cash in on the public's emotional reaction to the coming end of the century. It is difficult to take some of these works seriously. Perhaps the hardest thesis to swallow is that science, including physics, chemistry, biology, and neuroscience, not to mention the social sciences and the philosophy of science, is coming to an end just as our somewhat arbitrary calendar ticks over to a new millennium. John Horgan, a science writer for Scientific American, draws on years of interviews with leading scientists and philosophers to support this thanatopic thesis in The End of Science.
Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science
© Copyright 1997 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
"Book Review - The End of Science: Facing the Limits of Knowledge,"
Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS: Vol. 104:
, Article 9.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uni.edu/jias/vol104/iss4/9