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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2017; 474494–528 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2017.47.4.494
Published: 01 September 2017
...Michelle D. Hoffman This paper considers educators’ debates over the proper place of the atomic theory in American and Ontario high schools during the first decade of the twentieth century, in the context of emerging, historic research on the nature of matter. In 1905, University of Toronto chemist...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 494351–383 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.4.351
Published: 01 September 2019
... research practices, questions, and methods were inspired and supported by domestic globalization policies and discourses and a transnational network of genetic history studies. I will also reveal the essential, albeit equivocal, part genetic knowledge played in the debate on national belonging in this...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 493273–299 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.3.273
Published: 01 June 2019
...David Fedman; Martin Hood This article maps the controversy over whether and where glaciers once flowed through the Japanese Alps. Focusing on the first decades of this century-long debate, we examine how a small-scale revolution in geological thinking was shaped by the particular institutional...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2014; 44137–79 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2014.44.1.37
Published: 01 February 2014
...Tyler Priest This paper analyzes the major debates over future petroleum supply in the United States, in particular the long-running feud between the world-famous geologist, M. King Hubbert, and the director of the U.S. Geological Survey, Vincent E. McKelvey. The intellectual history of resource...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 494420–446 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.4.420
Published: 01 September 2019
...Emily Simpson This article explores common themes between the Martian canal debate and the building of the Panama Canal. The focus is on the American period of canal construction in Panama beginning in 1904. The scope of the discussion ends with the Martian opposition of 1907. During this period...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2015; 455703–757 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2015.45.5.703
Published: 01 November 2015
...Joseph D. Martin A philosophical debate between particle physicists and solid state physicists roiled as these subdisciplines competed for financial support, social approbation, and intellectual prestige through the second half of the twentieth century. Their disagreement hinged on the nature of...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 495504–555 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.5.504
Published: 01 November 2019
... became the conceptual and empirical basis for the law of dilute solutions in physical chemistry, but his use of an artificial analogue to theorize the existence of the plasma membrane as distinct from the cell wall prompted debate over whether biology ought to be more closely unified with the physical...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 1996; 262347–403 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/27757765
Published: 01 January 1996
.... The Hopf bifurcation and its applications (New York, 1976), 327-328. ANA MILLAN GASCA* Mathematical theories versus biological facts: A debate on mathematical population dynamics in the 1930s The idea of applying mathematics to biological or biomedical problems was part of the Enlightenment's...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 1995; 261139–166 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/27757758
Published: 01 January 1995
...Jessica Wang Copyright 1995 The Regents of the University of California [Footnotes] 1 Daniel J. Kevles, "The National Science Foundation and the debate over postwar research policy, 1942–1945," Isis, 68 (1977), 5–26 Robert F. Maddox, "The politics of World War II science: Senator...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 1989; 201179–182 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/27757638
Published: 01 January 1989
...Norriss Hetherington Copyright 1989 The Regents of the University of California The Extraterrestrial Life Debate 1750-1900: The Idea of Plurality of Worlds from Kant to Lowell Crowe Michael J. Plurality of Worlds: The Origins of the Extraterrestrial Life Debate from Democritus to...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 1975; 6109–132 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/27757341
Published: 01 January 1975
...," Historical Studies in the Physical Sciences, 2 (1970), 89–125. 72 Brewster's review of Whewell's Philosophy, op. cit. (note 45), p. 306. Newton, op. cit. (note 50), p. 110. The Reception of the Wave Theory of Light in Britain: A Case Study Illustrating the Role of Methodology in Scientific Debate...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 48124–55 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.1.24
Published: 01 February 2018
... theoretical choice made by the founding architects of quantum theory, not a fundamental principle of reality necessitated by experimental facts. As a result, Bell decried the general lull in quantum interpretation debates within the physics community, and in particular, the complete omission of Louis de...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-267–73 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.67
Published: 02 April 2020
... the Cold War.4 What then set Weart s article apart from others? Though not presented as such, Weart s article was of high political relevance. The very choice of topic, global warming, was at the center of an ongoing political debate about human- made climate change: the second report of the...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-2183–198 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.183
Published: 02 April 2020
... Defects and Prenatal Diagnosis . Baltimore, MD. : Johns Hopkins University Press , 2017 . 296 pp., ISBN: 978-1421423630 . $44.95 (cloth). aAndreas-Holger Maehle . Contesting Medical Confidentiality. Origins of the Debate in the United States, Britain, and Germany . Chicago, IL. : The...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-217–24 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.17
Published: 02 April 2020
... on HPS: Another 20 Years Later, Perspectives on Science 19 (2011): 453 81. PH I LOSOPHY OF SC I ENCE AND HSP (N ) S | 19 Those labels, he complained, had generated sterile questions and fruitless debates about whether certain historical figures really were positivists, conven- tionalists, or...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-231–40 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.31
Published: 02 April 2020
... acausality during the years right after the First World War, and his later study of physicists and military patrons during the early Cold War. As we argue here, these articles point with fresh urgency to still-unresolved meth- odological challenges, well beyond the debates that had shaped their initial...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-225–30 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.25
Published: 02 April 2020
... 1926 did not end but actually heightened the programmatical debates.2 The journal continued to affect deeply my education and research when I enrolled in the University of California, Santa Barbara, to study for a PhD in the history of science in 1986, which coincided with its renaming to Historical...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-25–10 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.5
Published: 02 April 2020
....10 In addition to this industrial context, McCormmach returned to the question of worldviews and the sometimes vituperative and ad hominem debates around them at the turn of the century. The contrast to Forman s treatment of analogous debates in the 1920s is worth drawing out. In For- man s account...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-211–16 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.11
Published: 02 April 2020
... turn signals his participation in what became a two-decade historiographical debate about the decline of French science over the nineteenth century. Fox made this gesture himself in the final pages, when he characterized the great mid-century French physicist Victor Regnault s work as massive [and...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-241–49 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.41
Published: 02 April 2020
... Postmodernity, and of Ideology in the History of Technology, History and Technology 23, no. 1/2 (2007): 1 152. 9. Alfred Nordmann, Hans Radder, and Gregor Schiemann, eds., Science Transformed?: Debating Claims of an Epochal Break (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011). 10. Paula Stephan,How...