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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2019) 49 (1): 41–69.
Published: 01 February 2019
... more fully deepens an appreciation of this constantly independent-minded contributor to evolutionary theory in the twentieth century. © 2019 by The Regents of the University of California 2019 Edgar Anderson R. A. Fisher Sewall Wright John Tukey applied mathematics statistics natural...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2018) 48 (5): 568–580.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Christine Von Oertzen This essay argues that the explosion of visual graphics in nineteenth-century population statistics was closely linked to a shift in statistical epistemologies and practices of data collection. Taking German census statistics as a case in point, I illuminate concepts and...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2018) 48 (5): 581–593.
Published: 01 November 2018
... more traditional areas of focus on individual disciplines or technologies. This essay explores one such case of convergence in nineteenth-century data history between empirical natural history (paleontology and botany), bureaucratic statistics (cameralism), and contemporary historiography, arguing that...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2018) 48 (1): 56–109.
Published: 01 February 2018
...David Sepkoski; Marco Tamborini This paper traces the emergence of a new visual language for statistical paleontology in the early nineteenth century as part of a broader project to uncover a deep genealogy of modern practices in data visualization. In the first decades of the nineteenth century...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (1991) 21 (2): 237–298.
Published: 01 January 1991
...Olivier Darrigol Copyright 1991 The Regents of the University of California [Footnotes] 1 O. Darrigol, "Statistics and combinatorics in early quantum theory," HSPS, 19:1 (1988), 80 "Irreversibility and the failure of classical dynamics: Max Planck's work on the quantum theory, 1900...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (1988) 19 (1): 17–80.
Published: 01 January 1988
...), 509–516. 4 MJ. Klein, "The development of Boltzmann's statistical ideas," E.G.D. Cohen and W. Thirring, eds., The Boltzmann equation, theory, and application (Vienna, 1973), 53–106 Brush (ref. 1). 5 J.C. Maxwell, "On the dynamical theory of gases," Royal Society of London, Phi- losophical...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2018) 48 (5): 673–684.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Matthew L. Jones In the last two decades, a highly instrumentalist form of statistical and machine learning has achieved an extraordinary success as the computational heart of the phenomenon glossed as “predictive analytics,” “data mining,” or “data science.” This instrumentalist culture of...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2018) 48 (5): 604–615.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Staffan Müller-Wille Statistics derives its power from classifying data and comparing the resulting distributions. In this paper, I will use two historical examples to highlight the importance of such data practices for statistical reasoning. The two examples I will explore are Franz Boas’s...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (3): 248–301.
Published: 28 May 2020
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2017) 47 (2): 200–254.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Chaokang Tai Anton Pannekoek (1873–60) was both an influential Marxist and an innovative astronomer. This paper will analyze the various innovative methods that he developed to represent the visual aspect of the Milky Way and the statistical distribution of stars in the galaxy through a framework...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (1-2): 81–89.
Published: 02 April 2020
... questions, with a longer historical backdrop, created entry points for statistical and population thinking, data archiving and management, and other STS-inspired questions about data-based categories of knowledge production. To open the door, Robert Kohler was recruited to contribute an essay about...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (1-2): 58–66.
Published: 02 April 2020
... biographies and the growing amount of data relevant for cameralism and statistics. Hagen, for his part, concludes his essay with intrigu- ing remarks, worth quoting here, on the Great Transition from natural philosophy to the sciences. Circa 1800, Hagen observes, There was consensus among German scholars...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (1-2): 183–198.
Published: 02 April 2020
... Brosco, The PKU Paradox (ref. 7), xiv. 14. Ibid., 91. BOOK REV I EWS | 189 to do if there is some known risk entails the consideration of statistics, tech- nical aspects, personal expectations, medical influences, ethical frameworks, legal rights, religious beliefs, and economic considerations. To...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (1-2): 74–80.
Published: 02 April 2020
... Program at Berkeley, 1915 1947, HSNS 39 (2009): 300 55; Erika Lorraine Milam, The Equally Wonderful Field: Ernst Mayr and Organismic Biology, HSNS 40 (2010): 279 317; Kim Kleinman, Why Edgar Anderson Visited Math Departments: Natural History, Statistics, and Applied Mathematics, HSNS 49 (2019): 41 69...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (1-2): 90–128.
Published: 02 April 2020
... served as Secretary of Commerce (1921 1928). He promoted statistical services, the study of economic trends, and an alertness to the social consequences of technological innovation, all of which continued during his presidency. The Roosevelt administration intensified this trend, hiring economists and...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (1-2): 41–49.
Published: 02 April 2020
..., Phrenological Knowledge and the Social Structure of Early Nineteenth- Century Edinburgh, Annals of Science 32, no. 3 (1975): 219 14; Donald MacKenzie, Statistical Theory and Social Interests: A Case-Study, Social Studies of Science 8, no. 1 (1978): 35 83. 15. Sheila Jasanoff, States of Knowledge: The Co...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2019) 49 (5): 556–565.
Published: 01 November 2019
... artificial intelligence. The his- tory of data is not a new field. It sprouts from a centuries-long literature in histories of statistics, probability, quantification, and computing. The field also connects to traditions in economic and institutional history, which encompass the official records and data...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2019) 49 (5): 471–503.
Published: 01 November 2019
... the develop- ment of a new view of fear as a powerful agent of learning and motivation. FEAR IS NORMAL The source of inspiration for the Hebrew fear handbook and the direct source for the statistics it cited and the techniques it recommended was an identically titled short English-language book; John...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2019) 49 (5): 573–584.
Published: 01 November 2019
... Aechtner (302 23), and John Evans (324 40) provide the latest statistical research on the beliefs of scientists, social scientists, and the person on the street. But perhaps the most important chapter in the book is the one by eminent historian of science John H. Brooke, who offers a wide-ranging...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (1981) 12 (1): 77–116.
Published: 01 January 1981
... Sinclair, ed., The statistical account of Scotland (21 vols., 1791-1799), 20, App., xiii. 5 [Herman Merivale], "Moral and intellectual statistics of France," Edinburgh review 69(1839), 49-74, on 49. 6 "Sixth annual report," JSSL, 3 (1840), 1-13, on 2. 7 Nassau W. Senior, "Opening address [as...