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Paperback The Foreseeable Future: A Rational Approach to Prediction Book

ISBN: 0972811869

ISBN13: 9780972811866

The Foreseeable Future: A Rational Approach to Prediction

After scoffing at attempts by astrologers, prophets, oracles, and assorted psychics to make predictions, the author describes how the "age of reason", starting in the seventeenth century, led to a scientific basis for new developments. The role of science fiction as a precursor of major advances is discussed. Important achievements of the past two centuries based on science are reviewed, including the germ theory of disease, radio and television,...

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