The Twilight of the Scientific Age
Martin Lopez Corredoira
Publisher: BrownWalker Press, 2013
This book gives a challenging point of view about science and its history/philosophy/sociology. Science is in decline. After centuries of great achievements, the exhaustion of new forms and fatigue have reached our culture in all of its manifestations including the pure sciences. Our society is saturated with knowledge which does not offer people any sense in their lives. There is a loss of ideals in the search for great truths and a shift towards an anodyne specialized industry whose main goal is the sustenance and procreation of an endogamic professional caste. A wide audience of educated people interested in these topics will most likely respond to the ideas expressed here as things they have thought about or observed, but have not dared to say out loud.
„Lopez-Corredoira’s account of the state of science is a harsh, but necessary contrast to the media-amplified non-results of current scientific practice. His historical and philosophical perspective is unique among science critics, but – one may say unfortunately – well grounded. As a truely original thinker, he’s not afraid of anything or anybody while denouncing the decline of real science. Surely not an optimistic view, but it seems to be just true.“ Alexander Unzicker, author of „Bankrupting Physics“
About the Author:
Martín López Corredoira, Ph.D in Physics and Ph.D in Philosophy, is a tenured researcher at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Tenerife, Spain), working in the fields of morphology and dynamics of the Milky Way and the observational foundations of cosmology. He is the author of more than 60 papers in international refereed scientific journals, several papers and books on philosophy, and editor of the book Against the Tide: A Critical Review by Scientists of How Physics and Astronomy Get Done (Universal Publishers, 2008).
- 3. Juni 2013