Sunday, March 17, 2013

Half-Life of Facts

The Half-life of Facts: Why Everything We Know Has an Expiration Date, by Samuel Arbesman

Two websites to take home : devnothink and mendeley

This book has some historian and sociology hues, but first and foremost it is very analytical. Simply so. The parts I particularly like are phase transition and the discussion of 'nice people do tend to win more Nobel".

The book is fairly interdisciplinary. Synthesis seems to be the trend now

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