The Strange Case of the Spotted Mice and Other Classic Essays on Science

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Contents
Introduction by David Pykexiv
1. The Phenomenon of Man1
2. Hypothesis and imagination12
3. Is the scientific paper a fraud?33
4. The Act of Creation40
5. Darwin's illness52
6. Two conceptions of science59
7. Science and the sanctity of life72
8. J.B.S.86
9. Lucky Jim94
10. On 'the effecting of all things possible'104
11. Further comments on psychoanalysis120
12. The strange case of the spotted mice132
13. Unnatural science144
14. Florey story162
15. In defence of doctors170
16. Expectation and prediction182
17. Scientific fraud196
18. Son of stroke203
19. The question of the existence of God207
20. On living a bit longer212
Notes218
Sources228
Index231

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Foreword - The Phenomenon of Medawar v
  • Contents xiii
  • Introduction xiv
  • 1 - The Phenomenon of man 1
  • 2 - Hypothesis and imagination 12
  • 3 - Is the scientific paper a fraud? 33
  • 4 - The Act of Creation 40
  • 5 - Darwin's illness 52
  • 6 - Two conceptions of science 59
  • 7 - Science and the sanctity of life 72
  • 8 - J.B.S. 86
  • 9 - Lucky Jim 94
  • 10 - On 'the effecting of all things possible' 104
  • 11 - Further comments on psychoanalysis 120
  • 12 - The strange case of the spotted mice 132
  • 13 - Unnatural science 144
  • 14 - Florey story 162
  • 15 - In defence of doctors 170
  • 16 - Expectation and prediction 182
  • 17 - Scientific fraud 196
  • 18 - Son of stroke*** 203
  • 19 - The question of the existence of God 207
  • 20 - On living a bit longer 212
  • Notes 218
  • Sources 228
  • Index 231
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