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This book which supposedly supports science and the scientific method often uses trivial rhetorical methods from the school yard. Long difficult quotations are taken out of context, not just that of the book's argument (which most clearly never bothered to try to understand) but out of the philosophical traditions and vocabularies. Such an idiotic method could render any field incomprehensible. This is neither rational nor fair, but it seems deeply contradictory in a book that claims it wishes to hold the standards of ethical academic work! However, that would be bad enough if -- in most cases -- the authors bothered to actual perform an analysis but no. In many cases, they just re- contextualizes a passage and then, with no pause, just jeer. I am horrified to see the praise for this sloppy and self satisfied hypocrisy. Sadly, hubris is the primary tool of this text.
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Noretta Koertge is a philosopher of science noted for her work on Karl Popper and scientific rationality.
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