Science and Common Sense


    DR. THOMPSON is a biologist of distinction whose published work is characterized by depth and originality. In this book he has departed from his usual field of observation and experiment and set himself the task of examining certain aspects of present-day scientific thought. He contends that some of the paradoxical statements made in connexion with physical theory would, in other circumstances, be regarded as contrary to logic and common sense. Biologists, he says, show signs of being imbued with this same mental attitude owing to the influence of mathematical physics.

    Science and Common Sense:

    an Aristotelian Excursion. By Dr. W. R. Thompson. Pp. vii + 234. (London, New York and Toronto: Longmans, Green and Co., Ltd., 1937.) 7s. 6d. net.

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    Science and Common Sense. Nature 140, 872 (1937).

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