English for Scientists − Resources

Summer Term 2008
Fridays, 2−4 pm; room 055, Computer Science building, Takustr. 9.


This is where you will find any materials other than books that we will be using during the course. If anything is missing or a link doesn't work, please let me know.


  • Lakatos, Imre: "Science and Pseudoscience" (PDF)
  • Goldstein, Rebecca: "Falsifiability" (PDF)
  • Popper, Karl: "Science: Conjectures and Refutations" (PDF)
  • Gould, Stephen Jay: "Evolution as Fact and Theory" (PDF)
  • King, Sir David: "Just suppose it was us" (PDF)
  • Gore, Al: "The Politics of Fear" (excerpt from The Assault on Reason) (PDF)
  • Zinn, Howard: "Unsung Heroes" (PDF)
  • Sagan, Carl: "Can We Know the Universe?" (PDF)
  • Feynman, Richard: "The Uncertainty of Science" (PDF)


  • Al Gore: "15 ways to avert a climate crisis" (TEDtalks; MP4, 57 MByte)
  • Carl Sagan: Excerpt from "Cosmos", episode 1 (AVI, 139 MByte)
  • BBC Horizon - "A War on Science" (AVI, 446 MByte)





Topic revision: r12 - 12 Oct 2008, PeterMonnerjahn


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