Young-Earth Creationists in Early Nineteenth-Century Britain? Towards a Reassessment of ‘Scriptural Geology’

  title={Young-Earth Creationists in Early Nineteenth-Century Britain? Towards a Reassessment of ‘Scriptural Geology’},
  author={Ralph O'connor},
  journal={History of Science},
  pages={357 - 403}
In 1994, in these pages, Roger Cooter and Stephen Pumfrey made an eloquent case for the non-partisan study of science’s interactions with popular culture. They called for historians of popular science to imitate “the historian of popular customs or the ethnographer of witchcraft” and “adopt a ring-fenced methodological neutrality towards their object of analysis”. 1 Thirteen years on, their call appears to have been answered. Our understanding of many areas sidelined by old-style history of… Expand

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