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Child’s play

25 mins | May 3, 2020
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Scientific thinking is difficult, even for scientists — but where did it originate from? "Today, science is torn between accessibility and authority": that is, it is often forgotten that science is a medium and not a message. Writing in Aeon magazine, assistant professor of history at the University of Michigan, Henry Cowles wonders whether reminding ourselves that the scientific method came from watching children play can help us apply science to the world around us.
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