Natural experiments of history

Natural experiments of history

Editorial: Harvard

Páginas: 274

Año: 2010

EAN: 9780674035577

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Some central questions in the natural and social sciences can´t be answered by controlled laboratory experiments, often considered to be the hallmark of the scientific method. This impossibility holds for any science concerned with the past. In addition, many manipulative experiments, while possible, would be considered immoral or illegal. One has to devise other methods of observing, describing, and explaining the world.