The Crime of Reason And the Closing of the Scientific Mind [Pdf epub] by Robert B. Laughlin


  • Hardcover
  • 192
  • The Crime of Reason And the Closing of the Scientific Mind
  • Robert B. Laughlin
  • English
  • 03 September 2018
  • 9780465005079

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SUMMARY î The Crime of Reason And the Closing of the Scientific Mind F insight entirely innocently to infringe a patent or threaten national security The public pays little attention because this vital information is “technical” but Laughlin argues information is often labeled technical so it can be seuestered not seuestered because it’s technical The increasing restrictions on information in such fields as cryptography biotechnology and computer software design are creating a new Dark Age a. Written in 2008 this book is a bit outdated in 2017 Memoirs of Madame de La Tour du Pin design are creating a new Dark Age a. Written in 2008 this book is a bit outdated in 2017

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SUMMARY î The Crime of Reason And the Closing of the Scientific Mind We all agree that the free flow of ideas is essential to creativity And we like to believe that in our modern technological world information is freely available and flows faster than ever before But according to Nobel Laureate Robert Laughlin acuiring information is becoming a danger or even a crime Increasingly the really valuable information is private property or a state secret with the result that it is now easy for a flash o. UCLA geneticist James Grody had to stop research on congenital deafness linked to the Connexion 26 gene because the owner of its patent Athena Diagnostics demanded a fee he could not payThe Crime of Reason and the Closing of the Scientific Mind by physicist Robert B Laughlin is an essay about the criminalization of knowledge Some forms of knowledge such as how to build a nuclear bomb are banned because they are deemed too dangerous Other forms of knowledge are seuestered away due to patent restrictionsNuclear bombs are certainly dangerous and distributing blueprints on how to build them should be banned However not just the blueprints are illegal You could get thrown in jail for simply discussing the physical principles behind a nuclear bomb This of course isn t a deterrent to wealthy countries dead set on getting the bomb only to curious researchersLaughlin tells us that knowing how to use butcher knives routinely leads to murder and knowing how to light a match routinely leads to arson Despite misusing the word routinely he does have a point A lot of dangerous knowledge is legal What makes certain knowledge illegal has nothing to do with danger and everything to do with economicsMany countries tried to ban encryption technology because of its military application however encryption is so useful to so many people banning it is impossible In order to prevent movies and music from being illegally downloaded many companies have attempted to criminalize pirating software however since this technology benefits far people than it harms it s difficult to stopLaughlin tells us that the Internet only provides the illusion of better access to information The Internet is so full of extraneous data that finding useful information is akin to searching for the proverbial needle in a haystack Also some information is omitted altogether If you want to find out how the flash memory on your camera works or how to make a clone you ll find key pieces of information missing An important part of economic life is deception Because of this the free flow of information is bad for the economy If a car salesman was perfectly honest with you about how much a car was worth selling cars would not be profitable This is why there are laws which make disseminating trade secrets a federal crime even though keeping this information secret is an impossibility in practical termsSince US law allows genes to be patented geneticists are no longer able to research any gene they want Some companies hold patents for broad ideas such as using frames on a website or streaming media online Companies are allowed to patent concepts rather than inventions com patented the idea of one click purchasing and successfully sued Barnes and Noble over it Blackboard has patented the concept of online education Since patent lawsuits often involve hundreds of millions of dollars inventing and researching have become risky activitiesLaughlin obviously didn t have enough material for a full book which explains the large print He sometimes seems alarmist like when he claims that companies patenting the wind and the English language is in our not too distant future or computer technicians will all decide to become lawyers or doctors because intellectual property laws are too restrictive His stream of conscious writing is often hard to follow and I found myself rereading several of his chapters trying to make sense of them It s often difficult to tell his tangents and his main points apartFor some reason he spends a chapter comparing human clones to computer software I m not sure if he s joking or not in his chapter devoted to spam emails evolving into robot lawyers I m really not I ve got to admit the following jokes sailed right over my headKnowledge about life like any other kind of knowledge can be excessive Everyday versions of this problem make good jokes Discussing how cats eats their breakfast isn t polite People who grew up on dairy farms often don t care for dairy products Students who pay too much attention in human reproduction the best course in high school for everyone else become tiresomeI think this book would have been better if instead of going off on wild tangents he took a journalistic approach by interviewing some of the people whose lives had been affected by banned knowledge such as the geneticist who was prevented from researching deafness due to a patent lawsuit or the Princeton undergraduate whose thesis on how to build a nuclear bomb was confiscated by the FBI As it is this book is not worth the read The Octopus Museum danger or even a crime Increasingly the really valuable information is private property or a state secret with the result that it is now easy for a flash o. 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