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A House Built on SandExposing Postmodernist Myths About Science$
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Noretta Koertge

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780195117257

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0195117255.001.0001

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When Experiments Fail Is “Cold Fusion” Science as Normal? When Experiments Fail Is “Cold Fusion” Science as Normal? William J. McKinney

When Experiments Fail Is “Cold Fusion” Science as Normal? When Experiments Fail Is “Cold Fusion” Science as Normal? William J. McKinney

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(p.133) 8 When Experiments Fail Is “Cold Fusion” Science as Normal? William J. McKinney
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A House Built on Sand
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William J. McKinney

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195117255.003.0009

Collins and Pinch contend that the cold fusion episode illustrates their claim that the evaluation of science hypotheses is strongly influenced by the interests of the parties concerned instead of epistemic factors. This essay looks at this case in detail, and concludes that it offers no support for the Science, Technology, and Society Studies (STS) account.

Keywords:   Collins, Pinch, cold fusion, interests model, The Golem, Pons, Fleischmann

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