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Byers on the Blind Spot

Posted By Russ Roberts On May 16, 2011 @ 11:42 am In Education,Podcast | Comments Disabled

The latest EconTalk is mathematician William Byers discussing [1] what he calls the blind spot [2]–the uncertainty and imperfection of science. He contrasts the science of certainty with the science of wonder. It was an interesting conversation–the part I liked the best was unplanned–an excursion into the implications of his ideas for teaching.

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