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The end of science revisited

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Because science has advanced so rapidly over the past century or so, we assume that it can and will continue to do so, possibly forever. But science itself tells us that there are limits to our knowledge. The book "End of Science" argued that science - especially pure science, the grand request to understand the universe and our place in it - might be entering an era of diminishing returns. We would like to see a greater recognition of science's limitations, particularly in mind-related fields, where our desire for self-knowledge can make us susceptible to pseudo scientific cults such as Marxism, social Darwinism, eugenics, and psychoanalysis. Science is never more dangerous than when it seeks to tell us what we are, what we can be, and even what we should be.

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Computer  (Volume:37 ,  Issue: 1 )