IS SCIENCE HISTORY?

THE MAJOR QUESTIONS HAVE ALL BEEN SETTLED, SAYS A CONTROVERSIAL BOOK. BUT SURELY THAT'S PREMATURE

If you're a scientist closing in on a major discovery, you may want to slow down some. Bungle an experiment, perhaps; muddy up a study. Tempting as it might be to finish this project and get on to the next one, it's possible there won't be a next one, because science, as we know it, may be through. After centuries of breakthroughs in every field from astronomy to zoology, science may have rendered itself superfluous. Sure, we may have years of work ahead tidying up the details. But while that's important, is it science? Maybe not. Maybe true science--the capital-S science...

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