February 4, 2013

Scientific Truth Isn't Always Beautiful

Chris Shea, Chronicle of Higher Education


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Does science have a "beauty" problem? David Orrell, a mathematician and consultant, argues that it does—or, at least, that some of its practitioners are in thrall to ideals involving "elegance," "symmetry," and "unity" that are beckoning them down false paths.

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