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Money, Blood and Revolution: How Darwin and the doctor of King Charles I could turn economics into a science by George Cooper

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2. Scientific Revolutions

“It doesn’t matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn’t matter how smart you are. If it doesn’t agree with experiment, it’s wrong.”

Richard Feynman (1918–1988)

2.1 Thomas S. Kuhn

This book has been inspired by the work of Thomas Kuhn, and you will be hearing a lot about his ideas in its pages. Kuhn lived from 1922 to 1996. He worked at a number of top US universities, including Harvard, Berkeley, Princeton and MIT. Kuhn is a difficult man to pigeonhole. He started out as a physicist, became a student of the history of science and then arguably morphed into a philosopher. I prefer to think of him as a scientist of science. By this I mean, he tried to understand how the process of science works in practice. ...

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