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    The half-life of facts : why everything we know has an expiration date / Samuel Arbesman.
    by Arbesman, Samuel.
    New York : Current, 2012.
  • Evolution.
  • Science -- Philosophy.
  • Probabilities.
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    9781591844723 :
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    viii, 242 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
    The half-life of facts -- The pace of discovery -- The asymptote of truth -- Moore's law of everything -- The spread of facts -- Hidden knowledge -- Fact phase transitions -- Mount Everest and the discovery of error -- The human side of facts -- At the edge of what we know.
    "A new approach to uderstanding the ever-changing information that bombards us. Arbesman is an expert in scientometrics, literally the science of science--how we know what we know. It turns out that knowledge in most fields evolves in systematic and predictable ways, and understanding that evolution can enormously powerful"--Provided by publisher.
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