The Eureka Moment

Author: Rupert Lee
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136714766
Format: PDF, Mobi
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First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Prize Fight

Author: Morton Meyers, M.D.
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1137000562
Format: PDF
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We often think of scientists as dispassionate and detached, nobly laboring without any expectation of reward. But scientific research is much more complicated and messy than this ideal, and scientists can be torn by jealousy, impelled by a need for recognition, and subject to human vulnerability and fallibility. In Prize Fight , Emeritus Chair at SUNY School of Medicine Morton Meyers pulls back the curtain to reveal the dark side of scientific discovery. From allegations of stolen authorship to fabricated results and elaborate hoaxes, he shows us how too often brilliant minds are reduced to petty jealousies and promising careers cut short by disputes over authorship or fudged data. Prize Fight is a dramatic look at some of the most notable discoveries in science in recent years, from the discovery of insulin, which led to decades of infighting and even violence, to why the 2003 Nobel Prize in Medicine exposed how often scientific objectivity is imperiled.

Science Sifting

Author: Rodney R Dietert
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814407925
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Science Sifting is designed primarily as a textbook for students interested in research and as a general reference book for existing career scientists. The aim of this book is to help budding scientists broaden their capacities to access and use information from diverse sources to the benefit of their research careers. The book describes why the capacity to access and integrate both linear and nonlinear information has been an important historic feature of pivotal scientific breakthroughs. Yet, it is a process that our students are rarely, if ever, taught in universities. This book goes beyond simply describing the features of great scientific breakthroughs. It discusses the basis for accessing and using nonlinear information in the linear research context. It also provides a series of tools and exercises that can be used to enhance access to nonlinear information for application to research and other endeavors. Topics covered include focal points in scientific breakthroughs, the use of concepts maps in research, use of different vantage points, information as patterns, fractals for the scientist, memory storage and access points, and synchronicities. Young researchers need useful tools to help with a more holistic approach to their research careers. This book provides the useful tools to support flexibility and creativity across a long-term research career. Roald Hoffmann — Winner of the 1981 Nobel Prize in Chemistry — has contributed the Foreword to Science Sifting. More information on Professor Hoffmann can be found at http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/chemistry/laureates/1981/hoffmann-autobio.html. Contents:Introduction and Orientation to Science SiftingDuality and the Creative ScientistMoments of Scientific and Technological DiscoveryPreparing for a Fulfilling Research CareerInformational PatternsFocus on Creativity and InnovationMind Your LanguagePerceiving Your RealityBody of Work: Managing Your Greatest ToolCreative SpacesVantage Points and Gaining Multiple PerspectivesMapping Information TerrainsPattern Jumping and Lateral ThinkingSynchronicitySandman Science: Science Sifting During SleepMeditation: Ohming Up or Getting Down with the Real You?The Neutral Observer: Letting Go of Drama, Ego, and AttachmentsPlay Like You Mean ItStriking a Chord of Creativity: The Art of ScienceSumming it UpReferences Readership: Professional scientists, students and young researchers. Keywords:Science Research;Technology;Careers;Career Thinking;Training;Subconscious;Analytical;Breakthroughs;Instincts;Conscious;Subconscious;Left-Brain;Right Brain;Body Memory;Multiple Intelligence;Vantage Points;Perspectives;Concept Maps;Nonlinearity;Patterns;Fractals;Learning Processes;Information Storage;Information Access;Educational Models;Research Funding;Personal Satisfication;Career AdaptabilityKey Features:Directed toward students interested in research and present researchers who want to access, sift through, and utilize a broader array of information in their future careersProvides educational background, tools and exercises that are useful for flexible and creative thinking and broader information utilization as can be applied to researchGeared to help the budding scientific researcher embark on a long-term satisfying, productive, and creative careerReviews: "Professor and Mrs Rodney Dietert present 18 strategies for enhancing creativity and improving research that can be applied in any discipline and in corporations. Based on Professor Dietert's 30 years as a research scientist and educator, the strategies are illustrated with descriptions of successful applications and suggestions for acquiring skills in using the strategies. The authors show how to ‘sift the gold’ using these strategies to improve research and education." For a more detailed review, please see Review of Rodney and Janice Dietert's Science Sifting. Joseph D Novak Professor Emeritus Cornell University "The Dietert team has re-defined creativity in their new book Science Sifting. This book provides an understanding of scientific creativity and a framework that permits these creative scientific paths to be learned and become attainable. Science Sifting is a valuable resource for readers who want to incorporate creativity and innovation as part of their career development." Gary R Burleson, PhD President and CEO Burleson Research Technologies, Inc. (BRT) "This is an excellent book that covers new ground, describing innovative approaches that scientists can use to enhance their research. I would recommend this book for scientists both early in their research career as well as for established scientists looking for novel approaches to invigorate their research." Russ Hauser MD, ScD, MPH Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology Harvard Medical School "Science Sifting offers unique insights into the process of discovery, innovation and re-discovery that is fundamentally integral to researchers, technologists, and entrepreneurs. As we learn about our world through the art of observation and science of experimentation, we create conceptual and contextual models that help us understand the elements and challenges of our discovered world. Science Sifting helps us gain a broader perspective of our observations, identify solutions to the challenges we encounter, and sometimes discover entirely new paradigms through lateral thinking and leaps of understanding. Science Sifting helps us all discover and re-discover our innovative and creative inner selves through a combination of quiet observation, mindful meditation and creative improvisation." Lloyd Spencer CEO CoroWare, Inc. "To help scientists access information from diverse sources to benefit their research careers … Designed primarily as a textbook, the book offers general strategies and specific tools to promote scientific creativity and facilitate a career in research." For a more detailed review, please see http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2013/07/new-book-teaches-scientific-creativity. Susan S Lang Cornell Chronicle "It certainly provides a different perspective to research discovery, which challenges the viewpoints of traditional researchers. The book may be of interest to new and established researchers to enhance their creativity. The tools presented challenge researchers to think in different ways, which may not seem scientific in character and researchers will have to embrace the tools with an open mind to take advantage of the ideas proposed."; For a more detailed review, please see http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/2013/10/science-sifting-rodney-janice-dietert. Chemistry World “In their book the Dieterts record many such historical instances to underscore the importance of adding intuition to the mix when interpreting experimental results in science. The book also includes numerous exercises for fostering intuition, innovation and creativity. This is a fine book, and a pioneering book in many ways … every reader, I believe, will come away from this book well satisfied, and with some new and useful insights to ponder. The Dieterts are to be congratulated on having succeeded so well in such an ambitious undertaking.” History Scotland Magazine “A new book by Cornell faculty member Dr. Rodney Dietert and his wife, Janice, offers a plethora of strategies and tools scientists can use to inspire fresh ideas that could augment their work, raise research out of stubborn ruts, or spawn entirely new studies.” Cornell Veterinary College (http://www.vet.cornell.edu/news/creativity.cfm) (http://www.vet.cornell.edu/news/dietert.cfm) “The authors' work is featured in a documentary film (MicroBirth) scheduled to premiere in September 2014. Here is a snippet: (http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/microbirth).”

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Philosophy

Author: Jeremy Harwood
Publisher: Quercus Books
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Succinct biographies of the 100 most important philosophers, their key ideas, and most notable works From philosophy's founding fathers, such as Thales, Socrates, and Plato, to great minds of the postmodern era, such as Sartre, Ayer, and Feyerabend, this essential guide distills the thoughts of the world's most influential minds and explains their answers to some of philosophy's key questions. Is there a Supreme Being? Who am I? What is truth? Do we have free will? Why do bad things happen? How should we live? Is death the end of everything? What is the meaning of life? Arranged from the ancient world to the present day, each philosopher's notable works and pronouncements are encapsulated in a series of succinct, easy-to-read biographies, accompanied by illustrations, at-a-glance fact panels, and quotations, making this the ideal beginner's guide to a fascinating but often daunting subject.