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ERIC Number: ED019598
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 1
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THE MYSTERY OF MATTER.
YOUNG, LOUISE B., ED.
THIS VOLUME IS THE SECOND OF THREE PUBLISHED BY THE AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION AS PART OF A RESEARCH PROJECT TO DESIGN AND TEST STUDY-DISCUSSION PROGRAMS IN SCIENCE FOR ADULTS PLANNED TO HELP THEM FORM SOUND JUDGMENTS ON PUBLIC POLICY. PHYSICAL CONCEPTS WHICH LED TO THE DISCOVERY OF ATOMIC ENERGY AND OF THE STRUCTURE OF LIVING MATTER ARE TRACED THROUGH ORIGINAL WRITINGS OF MANY FAMOUS SCIENTISTS. THE BOOKS REPRESENT AN UNUSUAL APPROACH TO THE PROBLEM OF APPRECIATING AND UNDERSTANDING SCIENCE BY SHOWING HISTORICALLY HOW SCIENTIFIC IDEAS DEVELOP RATHER THAN BY EXPLAINING THE PRESENT STATE OF SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE, BY ASSISTING THE READER TO GAIN INSIGHT INTO HOW SCIENCE WORKS, UNDER WHAT CONDITIONS IMPORTANT ADVANCES ARE MADE AND WHY SCIENTIFIC THEORIES CHANGE FROM TIME TO TIME, AND BY STIMULATING THOUGHT ABOUT SOME OF THE BASIC ISSUES RAISED AND EXAMINATION OF THE ARGUMENTS ABOUT THESE ISSUES. THE READINGS ARE DIVIDED INTO 11 GROUPS WITH A LIST OF APPROPRIATE READINGS AND QUESTIONS FOR CONSIDERATION FOLLOWING EACH. THE DOCUMENT WAS PREPARED BY THE AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION AND PUBLISHED BY OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, NEW YORK. 712 PAGES. (AJ)
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Authoring Institution: American Foundation for Continuing Education, Aspen, CO.
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