Design and Dissent: Religion, Authority, and the Scientific Spirit of Robert Broom

  title={Design and Dissent: Religion, Authority, and the Scientific Spirit of Robert Broom},
  author={Jesse Richmond},
  pages={485 - 504}
The paleontologist Robert Broom developed an image of himself as a scientific rebel, assailing the centers of expert authority from the margins as he pursued a career whose idiosyncratic path was dictated less by the promise of professional security or material reward than by the whims of his curiosity and the desire to be free of institutional constraint. In the 1930s Broom put forward an idiosyncratic evolutionary theory that rejected both Lamarckian and Darwinian mechanisms in favor of… Expand

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