‘Science is a Sacred Cow’ by Anthony Standen Reviewed

Glazer, Nathan. "'Science is a Sacred Cow' by Anthony Standen Reviewed." Review of Science is a Sacred Cow, by Anthony Standen, Commentary, August, 1950.


From a distance, science looks as a whole like the secure, foolproof, intelligent, and eminently successful enterprise that it is only in part. Up close one discovers that the uncertainty characteristic of our life here below has not left it untouched, even on its highest reaches. And when we get to such a fundamental question as what science is, things really become confusing.