The Library has two copies of the book, The Half Life Of Facts by Samuel Arbesman. This book explains that facts are fleeting things, not the solid, stationary things we think they are. For example, it was once a fact that the Earth was flat. It was once a fact that the Sun revolved around the Earth creating the night and the day. It was once a known fact that smoking improved your health, doctors even recommended one brand over another and got paid for product endorsements by the tobacco companies. A very entertaining read for everyone packed with fun facts about the history of facts, science, medicine and politics.
Volunteers crazy about books.