Should the History of Science Be Rated X?: The way scientists behave (according to historians) might not be a good model for students.

@article{Brush1974ShouldTH,
  title={Should the History of Science Be Rated X?: The way scientists behave (according to historians) might not be a good model for students.},
  author={Stephen G. Brush},
  journal={Science},
  year={1974},
  volume={183 4130},
  pages={1164-72}
}
I suggest that the teacher who wants to indoctrinate his students in the traditional role of the scientist as a neutral fact finder should not use historical materials of the kind now being prepared by historians of science: they will not serve his purposes. He may wish to follow the advice of philosopher J. C. C. Smart, who recently suggested that it is legitimate to use fictionalized history of science to illustrate one's pronouncements on scientific method (56). On the other hand, those… CONTINUE READING
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