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The Sounding of the Whale: Science and Cetaceans in the Twentieth Century
From the Bible's "Canst thou raise leviathan with a hook?" to Captain Ahab's "From Hell's heart I stab at thee!," from the trials of Job to the legends of Sinbad, whales have breached in the humanExpand
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Savage selection: analogy and elision in On the Origin of Species.
  • D. Burnett
  • Philosophy, Medicine
  • Endeavour
  • 1 December 2009
Darwin famously built the ground-breaking argument of On the Origin of Species out of an analogy between artificial selection ('breeding') and what he called 'nature's power of selection'--or, moreExpand
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Trying Leviathan: The Nineteenth-Century New York Court Case That Put the Whale on Trial and Challenged the Order of Nature
List of Figures xi Chapter One: Introduction 1 The Peace Offering That Stank 1 Maurice v. Judd and the History of Science 5 From Dock to Docket 14 Chapter Two: Common Sense 19 Manhattan and ItsExpand
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A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE : THE TWO CULTURES DEBATE, ITS LEGACY, AND THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE
The job market for historians of science, while not as bad as in the recent past, has not yet grown so vigorous that one could safely consider saying "no" to much of anything asked in interviews.Expand
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Michael S. Mahoney, 1939–2008
Perhaps the clearest testimony to the scholarly range and depth of Princeton's now‐lamented Michael S. Mahoney lies in the dismay of his colleagues in the last few years, as they contemplated hisExpand
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Mo/re/re/al? : art in the age of truthiness
As viewers of the "Colbert Report" know, we are living in an age of "truthiness" - where things we wish to be true are preferred to things that are known to be true. More Real? features anExpand
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