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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2014) 44 (5): 435–469.
Published: 01 November 2014
... uncertainties involved in climate modeling for a range of potential users of climate predictions. As it turned out, it was difficult to align the goals of the climate modeling community with those of the climate impacts assessment community. Modelers primarily wanted to advance state-of-the-art General...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (3): 248–301.
Published: 28 May 2020
... Sa o Paulo liberals in that historical context. Indeed, when Brazil declared war on Italy, in August of 1942, the Sa o Paulo state government saw Wataghin as a potential fascist enemy; yet by the end of the war, the off- the-record suspicions of some local politicians were that he was a closet com...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (1-2): 58–66.
Published: 02 April 2020
...- nology for physicists from many countries meant that the journal attracted articles that could convey an image of the journal as discouraging submis- sions on topics other than twentieth-century physics. Introducing the journal under the new title, Heilbron reminded readers and potential authors that a...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (1-2): 31–40.
Published: 02 April 2020
... iconic uncertainty principle of 1927 in a popular science magazine, before a more formal account had appeared within the Zeitschrift fu¨r Physik.11 In this way, Forman s controversial study invoked a sociological explanation only to carefully circumscribe its domain of application. The sociological...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (1-2): 81–89.
Published: 02 April 2020
... and models, including those by Edward MacKinnon and David Cassidy.1 Key HSPS articles highlighted or challenged even more directly the seemingly Kuhnian indecisiveness of data and its potential instability or conditioning by theory. The debate between Gerald Holton and Allan Franklin played out over...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (1-2): 90–128.
Published: 02 April 2020
... States, Minerva 3, no. 4 (Summer 1965): 457 82. 5. Jamie L. Pietruska, Looking Forward: Prediction and Uncertainty in Modern America (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2017). RECONSTRUCT I NG C L IMATE | 91 Ecologists, who had seen the application of their science as a way to make a name for...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2010) 40 (3): 318–349.
Published: 01 August 2010
... synthesis and conclusions were expressly a joint statement of the committee and were consistent with other assessments of that time expressing deep concern over the potential issues while stopping short of recommending major policy changes due to the uncertainties, and to a lack of good alternatives...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2019) 49 (5): 566–572.
Published: 01 November 2019
... relationships between social factors gender, race, class and biological understandings of what aging is.3 At the very outset of Science, Technology and the Ageing Society, sociologist Tiago Moreira characterizes the ageing society as a collective predicament, a swelling uncertainty concerning how to deploy...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2019) 49 (4): 384–419.
Published: 01 September 2019
... committees, national and international scientific organizations, and officials within the Carter administration engineered a politics of restrained management of climate risk. Adopting a strategy of restraint appeared optimal not because of a pervasive disinterest in or ignorance of the potentially...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2019) 49 (3): 241–272.
Published: 01 June 2019
... during the Algerian War for Independence. In the aftermath, expert discussions about citrus production reflected uncertainties and tensions regarding Algeria’s future. Citrus’ place in scientific, technological, and economic changes in twentieth-century Algeria illuminates the politics of technical...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2019) 49 (2): 117–150.
Published: 01 April 2019
... atlas must surely helps us to make clear that this world of subatomic events is one which can be easily visualized and understood without the aid of complicated mathematics or mastery of the theories. If one asks why these events happen, one may be led into the subtle intricacies and uncertainties of...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2019) 49 (1): 104–115.
Published: 01 February 2019
... three parts, each reflecting a distinct phase of hereditary data collection and analysis. The first period was defined by sys- tematic recordkeeping in asylums and the production of data tables, beginning in the early nineteenth century. This was an era of optimism for the potential of asylums to cure...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2018) 48 (5): 637–647.
Published: 01 November 2018
... and the Database edited by Soraya de Chadarevian and Theodore M. Porter. © 2018 by the Regents of the University of California 2018 predictive policing big data policing violence studies dangerousness potential uncertainty future crime PreCrime Philip K. Dick Louis Jolyon West...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2018) 48 (4): 403–440.
Published: 01 September 2018
... France based on the technical expertise of the French Space Agency, Centre National d E´tudes Spatiales (CNES). The hesitations and uncertainty about the issues to be studied reveal, between the lines, the incremental rationales of the new disci- pline as it was being formed. Beginning in the 1960s...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2018) 48 (4): 475–525.
Published: 01 September 2018
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2018) 48 (3): 259–299.
Published: 01 June 2018
... the other. If favoring the potentially non-differentiable functions, one could attempt to work around their irregularities in a piecemeal fashion. If seamless differentiation was more important, one could focus exclusively on smooth functions that lacked troublesome irregularities altogether but...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2018) 48 (2): 223–245.
Published: 01 April 2018
... gatekeeper between climate models and their potential uses. Ultimately, as Mason and his modellers were forced to admit, their climate models became cultural and political as well as scientific objects. © 2018 by the Regents of the University of California 2018 climate climate change modelling...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2018) 48 (2): 123–179.
Published: 01 April 2018
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2018) 48 (1): 24–55.
Published: 01 February 2018
...: Cambridge University Press, 1987), 160. 2. What is commonly known as Heisenberg s uncertainty principle originally appeared as the principle of ungenauigkeit (or indeterminacy) in Werner Heisenberg, U¨ber den anschaulichen Inhalt der quantentheoretischen Kinematik und Mechanik Zeitschrift fu¨r Physik 43...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2018) 48 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 February 2018
... the Isolation of Plant Protoplasts and Vacuoles Nature 187, (Sep 1960): 962 63. 8 | HO LMES morphological, biochemical and genetic work28 Protoplasts released from the root tips of tomato seedlings in Cocking s laboratory indicated their unique potentiality for similar studies29 More important was...