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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2004) 34 (2): 207–232.
Published: 01 March 2004
... microbiology, genetics, and biochemistry interacted with the prejudices, dogmas, individual farsightedness or short-sightedness, and scientific authority during a pivotal period of early molecular biology. Institut füür Genetik, Weyertal 121, D 50931 Kööln; Ute.Deichmann@Uni-Koeln.DE . I thank Eric...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (3): 311–322.
Published: 28 May 2020
... dogma as he was a champion for science a hint that other scholars have elaborated upon.10 Gingras suggests that the epistemological separation between science and religion was promoted not only by science academies but also by theologians such as John Newman (70 72). They realized, the author writes...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2019) 49 (5): 573–584.
Published: 01 November 2019
... Conflict (Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019). BOOK REV I EWS | 583 turned theology into a pejorative. By contrasting the idea of a free, progres- sive scientific inquiry against the authoritative, reactionary methods of theol- ogy, religious liberals imagined dogma as an obstacle of...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2019) 49 (4): 420–446.
Published: 01 September 2019
... canal debate as one steeped in Progressive Era political ideology as well as other sociopolitical norms. In conclusion, we are left with two versions of the scientific ideal—the objective, apolitical expert and the heroic scientist. © 2019 by the Regents of the University of California 2019 Mars...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2017) 47 (5): 653–677.
Published: 01 November 2017
... 1865 edition of Nysten s Dictionary, Robin and Littre´ added a few important (and controversial) lines to the entry: This definition results from the current scientific dogma, which allows no property or force without matter, no matter without property or force, whilst claiming to entirely ignore...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2017) 47 (5): 602–628.
Published: 01 November 2017
... rhetoric, his satirical post-1849 writings, and his scientific studies to examine the parallels he drew between animal organization and human social and political organization in the 1840s and ’50s. Broadening back out, I suggest that the discourses of organismal and state organization, both somewhat...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2017) 47 (5): 629–652.
Published: 01 November 2017
.... Like Geoffroy and his followers, he held that the study of nature should proceed independently from religious dogmas. Although he did not formulate this position explicitly, he did express it obliquely with his above-mentioned reference to Laplace, the figurehead of anti-dogmatic sci- ence. But Laplace...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2017) 47 (1): 107–116.
Published: 01 February 2017
... that what was once heresy is now dogma. Historical naturalism, he suggests, is now just-what-it-is-to-do-history-of-science10 If Shapin is right that there is really no other way to write history (of science) today, then the victories recorded by Stanley and others run even deeper we thought...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2017) 47 (1): 1–41.
Published: 01 February 2017
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2016) 46 (5): 556–591.
Published: 01 November 2016
... through scientific diplomacy. Courant’s Cold War scientific identity emerges from his activities as an émigré mathematician, institution builder, and international “ambassador.” © 2016 by the Regents of the University of California 2016 Richard Courant Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2016) 46 (5): 633–668.
Published: 01 November 2016
... both the result and medium of surprising recombinations of different forms of scientific and engineering expertise to create novel military technologies. Military computing was the point of entry for cybernetics, while its focal tasks—the bomb, rocketry, and radar—in turn shaped cybernetic...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2016) 46 (4): 538–547.
Published: 01 September 2016
... dogma. Both are convinced that if religion was excised from the earth and science afforded greater respect, we would live in a better, more rational, and less violent world. Aside from any empirical difficulties with this perspective, I contend that Dawkins and Coyne s approach to this question is...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2015) 45 (5): 805–815.
Published: 01 November 2015
... hereditarian dogmas. As Panofsky shows in Misbehaving Science that confidence foundered in great disputes of the 1970s and 1990s, stirred by studies in precisely the area that most of the field s founders had hoped to avoid: IQ and race. Claims that genetic differences explained lower IQ scores on average...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2015) 45 (1): 174–197.
Published: 01 February 2015
... intergeneration stability, and demonstrated the role of genomic dynamism in the development of disease-causing mutations. © 2015 by the Regents of the University of California 2015 cytogenetics molecular biology genetic disease biomedicine scientific dogma fragile X syndrome ANDREW J. HOGAN...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2015) 45 (2): 273–302.
Published: 01 April 2015
... between vitalism and mechanistic reductionism. But such a way required the acceptance of a dogma: living organization is an irreducible reality. As Ritter argued: life . . . is the sum total of the phenomena exhibited by myriads of natural objects called living because they present these phenomena. To...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2014) 44 (5): 509–513.
Published: 01 November 2014
... America they were carried out in many states and on a consider- able scale. As the narrative reaches the 1930s, an era of economic depression and rising fascism, the British hold on to the best roles. What he calls reform eugenics was first of all a rejection of older dogmas, with their utopian (or...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2014) 44 (2): 140–177.
Published: 01 April 2014
... University Press, 1995), 226. SPECTRO - CHROME | 147 knowledge was necessarily comprehensible in all its particulars to all sufficiently interested people. Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent has identified this aspect of the dogma of modernity as the distinguishing feature of twentieth-century popularization...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2012) 42 (3): 159–189.
Published: 01 June 2012
... were largely responsible for the obstruction of scientific progress.21 In order to com- bat that degeneration, only a rational, scientific study of nature a secular, republican natural history could provide new intellectual weapons with which to combat religious dogma and superstition, both of which...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2012) 42 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 February 2012
... public and its political character. In Public Opinion, he rejected the Enlightenment emphasis on man s innate rationality, arguing, It is no longer possible . . . to believe in the original dogma of democracy; that the knowledge needed for the management of human affairs comes up spontaneously from the...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2011) 41 (4): 457–469.
Published: 01 October 2011
... accused both regimes of depending on dogma the government of the Terror, like the despotic pharaohs of ancient Egypt, had enchained imagination, fettered art, and destroyed pleasure Denon s eagerness to learn the lessons of the ancient world and to apply them to the political problems of contem- porary...