“what you should know about science” — a book review of ‘the golem’ by graham buttrick i first read “the golem: what you should know about science” as an undergraduate student for an introduction to the sociology of scientific knowledge.
In the widely discussed first volume in the golem series, the golem: what you should know about science, harry colllins and trevor pinch likened science to the golem, a creature from jewish mythology, a powerful creature which, while not evil, can be dangerous because it is clumsy.
The golem at large what you should know about technology harry collins golem science is not to be blamed for its mistakesthey are our mistakes a golem cannot be blamed if it is doing its best but we must not expect too much a golem, powerful though it is, is.
Harry collins and trevor pinch liken science to the golem, a creature from jewish mythology, powerful yet potentially dangerous, a gentle, helpful creature that may yet run amok at any moment. Like science and technology, the subjects of harry collins and trevor pinch's previous volumes, medicine is also a golem, and this dr golem should not be blamed for its mistakesâ they are, after.
Review: the golem: what you should know about science (canto) user review - erik - goodreads this is an excellent antidote to ultra-rational scientism give several case studies of high profile scientific theories where the make or break factor was not contained in the data points at all. The golem at large: what you should know about technology technology can be regarded as a phenomenon with vast uncertainties technological change is rapid and we are struggling to keep up to date with the latest advances, while learning new ones and trying to prepare for the next changes proposed for the future.