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JAMES FRANKLIN is the author of The Science of Conjecture: Evidence and Probability Before Pascal; Corrupting the Youth: A History of Philosophy in Australia; and An Aristotelian Realist Philosophy of Mathematics. He is Professor of Mathematics at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
To scientists, the tsunami of relativism, scepticism, and postmodernism that washed through the humanities in the twentieth century was all water off a duck’s back. Science remained committed to objectivity and continued to deliver remarkable discoveries and improvements in technology.