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New book explores how to restore the freedom necessary for scientific advances
Date:2/1/2008

Advances in scientific advances are manifested in many different ways, from the spontaneous comprehension of a new way of looking at the universe as typified by Albert Einsteins theory of relativity, to the prolonged and often agonizing study of a perplexing phenomenon as represented by the work by Max Planck that led to the discovery of energy quantization. Modern civilization is indeed built of the foundations of such great discoveries, but recent policy changes are making it near impossible for would-be successors to discover the new sciences that will stimulate new levels of economic growth and prosperity. In his new book Scientific Freedom: The Elixir of Civilization (Wiley-Blackwell; February 2008; 175 Pages; $59.95; Paperback; 978-0-470-22654-4; http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470226544.html), Donald W. Braben argues that creativity and the freedom to discover is hindered by lumbering bureaucracies that threaten the very future of civilization.

Dr. Braben outlines the intellectual obstacles facing todays researchers and discusses what needs to be done to restore the freedom that can transform scientific understanding and enrich our lives. Introducing the concept of transformative research, he explains how an initiative can be designed and implemented, how it could be supported on a national scale, and the importance of launching such initiatives. The book provides insight into the essential steps need to avoid stagnation, including the emergence of altruistic sponsors to help fund research, the establishment of an extensive network of universities that will encourage and foster scientific freedom, and the emergence of industrialists who will convince shareholders that a small proportion of activities should be free of short-term assessment.

Scientific Freedom: The Elixir of Civilization offers scientists, industrialists, academics, legislators, and consumers an inspiring analysis of how scientific freedom affects and preserves the very foundations of our civilization.


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Contact: Stacy Smith
stasmith@wiley.com
Wiley-Blackwell
Source:Eurekalert

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