Theodor Boveri and the natural experiment

  title={Theodor Boveri and the natural experiment},
  author={F. Maderspacher},
  journal={Current Biology},
  • F. Maderspacher
  • Published 2008
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Current Biology
  • Summary The philosopher Ludwig Wittengenstein wrote in his Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus that his reader should reach the point where "he must so to speak throw away the ladder, after he has climbed up on it". To put it another way, once one is certain about something, the process by which that certainty was achieved does not really matter anymore. This statement could perhaps also be applied to the progress of scientific knowledge. Once a scientific fact is revealed or a process is understood… CONTINUE READING
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