Science is a Sacred Cow, Anthony Standen, 3rd Printing, No Dust Jacket, 1950


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Science is a Sacred Cow,
by Anthony Standen



Publisher: E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc.

Copyright: 1950



This book is in good condition. Hardcover. No Dust Jacket. This is a used book with some shelf wear. Please take a look at the pictures to ascertain the condition and state of this item. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask. The boards are lightly worn along edges and corners with minimal surface rubbing. Hinges tight. Binding sturdy. The text block is crisp and clean. Parts of the dust jacket are pasted on the inside of the covers. 221 pages -



Science is a Sacred Cow is a book written by the chemist Anthony Standen. It was first published in 1950 by E. P. Dutton. The book argues that some scientists and many teachers of science have "inflated egos" or, in the words of Standen, "a fabulous collective ego, as inflated as a skillfully blown piece of bubble gum". Part of the book's thesis is that the general public and students of science hold the words of scientists in awe even when these are merely "latinized nonsense". According to a March 1950 issue of Time, Standen's concerns are that scientists can be and have been "overbearing," "overpraised," and "overindulged". The book was once praised by one of the great scientists: Albert Einstein. An editorial note in the March 27, 1950, issue of Life magazine introducing several pages of excerpts and a half dozen editorial cartoons from Sacred Cow states "With tongue-in-cheek hyperbole, [Standen] suggests that a group that takes itself so seriously deserves some serious skepticism. Life—without taking all Mr. Standen's fun-making too seriously—thinks he deserves a happy hearing".

Item Dimensions: 8.25 inches x 5.75 inches


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