Measure for Measure

measured takes on science history and the future of science

“Science is made by man, in the light of interests, errors and hopes, just like poetry, philosophy and human history itself. To say this is not to degrade science, as naive persons might think; it is on the contrary to enhance its achievements by showing that they sprang not from patience on a monument but from genius toiling in the mud."

- Jacques Barzun, “Teacher in America”

Multiple discoveries and the nature of scientific knowledge

30 April, 2024
Part 3 - Contingency vs inevitability in successful science

Multiple discoveries - a rule rather than an exception?

25 October, 2023
Part 2 - Merton’s multiple pieces of evidence

Multiple Discoveries, Discovered Multiply

16 October, 2023
Part 1 - Merton’s multiples