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Stepping Forward Too Far?

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Science  16 May 2003:
Vol. 300, Issue 5622, pp. 1094-1095
DOI: 10.1126/science.1082338

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Prematurity in Scientific Discovery On Resistance and Neglect. Ernest B. Hook, Ed. University of California Press, Berkeley, 2002. 398 pp. $80, £55. ISBN 0-520-23106-6.

The contributors present a range of historical examples and perspectives on Gunther Stent's concepts of premature claims and their roles as an obstacle to scientific discovery.

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