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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (4): 340–363.
Published: 23 September 2020
...David Aubin In 1853, the director of the Belgium Royal Observatory, Adolphe Quetelet, welcomed delegates from several countries to two consecutive meetings that have acquired considerable reputation as the first international congresses of, respectively, meteorology and statistics. This paper...
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...
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...
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...