The plot seems to have slowed down significantly since the opening, but is just finally getting moving again.
An interesting start with a nice dash of the cultural part of what it means to be a Brazilian to set the stage of what is to come in the book. The reader is nicely made to feel the cultural clash of American and Brazilian along with the frustration Fletch surely feels.
Originally published in 1969. This book explains what is wrong with the traditional methodology of “inductive” reasoning and shows that the alternative scheme of reasoning associated with Whewell, Pierce and Popper can give the scientist a useful insight into the way he thinks.
- History of the Inductive Sciences by William Whewell (1837)
- Introduction à l’étude de la médecine expérimentale by Claude Bernard (Paris, 1865)
- Karl Popper
- Karl Pearson (math)