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Unformatted text preview: puzzle of just how they are dying and what will stop it. "The challenge is to succeed in solving a puzzle that no one before has solved nor solved so well." As with all challenges "the puzzle must be difficult enough to prove one an expert puzzle solver, but still be solvable." In a way therefore, science can be seen as a game or as puzzle solving in that it has rules and it is intrinsically fun. That is not to say however that it is messing around nor that it is not laborious. "For the scientist who plays the game for understanding rather than practical advantages, it is a game whose chief delights are the addition of one neatly contrived stroke that helps give form to a picture. A game affording a glimpse of what no one has conceived before. A game from which may come the ecstasy of bringing order out of chaos."...
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.
- Fall '09