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The History and Philosophy of Science History
Past science is studied from two perspectives. The intellectual history of science, which focuses on the development of ideas and arguments, and the social history of science, which focuses on theExpand
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The Provo Shoreline of Lake Bonneville
Abstract G.K. Gilbert studied the Bonneville basin 150 years ago and his findings have largely stood the test of time: The Provo shoreline, the most prominent geomorphic feature of Lake Bonneville,Expand
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The Parallelogram Rule from Pseudo-Aristotle to Newton
The history of the Parallelogram Rule for composing physical quantities, such as motions and forces, is marked by conceptual difficulties leading to false starts and halting progress. In particular,Expand
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Regressus and Empiricism in the Controversy about Galileo’s Lunar Observations
This paper defends a version of J. H. Randall’s thesis that modern empiricism is rooted in the Scholastic regressus method epitomized by Jacopo Zabarella in De Regressu (1578). Randall’s critics noteExpand
Using Representations of Space to Study Early Modern Physical Science: An Example of Philosophy in the Service of History
Most historians of science eagerly acknowledge that the early modern period witnessed a shift from a prevailing Aristotelian, spherical, centered conception of space to a prevailing Cartesian,Expand
Matrices to Revise Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Curricula.
Undergraduate curricula for natural resource and agronomic programs have been introduced and revised during the past several decades with a desire to stay current with emerging issues andExpand
Radioactive and Chemical Waste Characterization, Segregation, and Remedial Action at the Fusrap Middlesex Sampling Plant Site
The challenge of the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP) designated Middlesex Sampling Plant (MSP) site is to economically meet the clean up criteria for both radiological andExpand