Fortune or failure: missed opportunities and chance discoveries in science

ALEXANDER KOHN, Fortune or failure: missed opportunities and chance discoveries in science, Oxford, Basil Blackwell, 1989, 8vo, pp. x, 199, illus., £14.95. Poor Aristotle: what opportunities he missed! If only he had applied that marvellous mind to making his ideas about motion more quantitative he would have spotted the contradiction in his ideas about… CONTINUE READING