The Houghton-Mifflin publishing house plans to release a new book by Lee Smolin this year a foretaste of the what the book is about can be gotten from this: http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/CPNSS/events/Conferences/AnnualPublicLecture.htm The London School of Economics CPNSS has a yearly event called "The Annual Lecture"--and this year Lee Smolin gives the Annual Lecture. Here is part of the abstract: "Abstract: I will begin by proposing an answer to the question of what science is and why it works. Part of the answer is that scientists form a community that is defined by adherence to a set of ethics which encourages honest reporting of observations and results as well as an awareness that future generations will know far more than us. As such science is based on a tragic understanding of how easily we fool ourselves and others and its success is due to the discovery of techniques whose use helps us discovery error. In this and other ways I will discuss science is tied to democracy in that both require members of a community to adhere to ethics designed to allow us to achieve as a community far more than would be possible each on our own..." CPNSS stands for Centre for the Philosophy of Natural Science and Social Science---the philosophy of science part of LSE.