Biomedical Sciences


Book review: The Matter of Facts

Two reviews have been published on Professor Gareth Leng (Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences) and his son Dr Rhodri Lengs (School of Social Sciences) recent book, 'The Matter of Facts', which explores how scientists produce and use evidence.

Book cover of The Matter of Facts'

In a series of essays focusing on controversies, disputes, and discoveries, the authors vividly portray science as a human activity, driven by passion as well as by reason. By analyzing the fluidity of scientific concepts and the dynamic and unpredictable development of scientific fields, the authors paint a picture of modern science and the pressures it faces.

Further information

View the review in Nature:


View the review article in Physiology News


View The Matter of Facts book on the MITPress page