Brilliant blunders : from Darwin to Einstein - colossal mistakes by great scientists that changed our understanding of life and the universe / Mario Livio.

Drawing on the lives of five great scientists -- Charles Darwin, William Thomson (Lord Kelvin), Linus Pauling, Fred Hoyle and Albert Einstein -- scientist/author Mario Livio shows how even the greatest scientists made major mistakes and how science built on these errors to achieve breakthroughs, esp...

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Main Author: Livio, Mario, 1945-
Format: Book
Published: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013.
Edition:First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Table of Contents:
  • Mistakes and blunders
  • The origin
  • Yea, all which I inherit, shall dissolve
  • How old is the Earth?
  • Certainty generally is illusion
  • Interpreter of life
  • Whose DNA is it anyway?
  • B for big bang
  • The same throughout eternity?
  • The "biggest blunder"
  • Out of empty space.