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  • Ian Pitchford
    NEW SCIENTIST WEEKLY NEWSLETTER No. 109, 3 November 2001 MARY, MARY QUITE CONTRARY ...there is nothing that you know , nothing that you couldn t possibly
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      NEW SCIENTIST WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
      No. 109, 3 November 2001

      MARY, MARY QUITE CONTRARY
      "...there is nothing that you 'know', nothing that you couldn't possibly
      raise some kind of question about." For two decades, Mary Midgley has
      laid into scientists who have encouraged people to believe in
      certainties and who, she claims, have tried to turn science into a
      religion. She condemns the notion of "an ultimate explanation of
      everything" and firmly believes that "the full plurality of sciences is
      needed to comprehend a complex system like the Earth". In her latest
      book Midgley suggests that Gaia should be our guide. New Scientist talks
      to Britain's most visible moral philosopher.

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