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The Resource Newton's apple and other myths about science, edited by Ronald L. Numbers and Kostas Kampourakis

Newton's apple and other myths about science, edited by Ronald L. Numbers and Kostas Kampourakis

Label
Newton's apple and other myths about science
Title
Newton's apple and other myths about science
Statement of responsibility
edited by Ronald L. Numbers and Kostas Kampourakis
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Edited by Ronald Numbers and Kostas Kampourakis, Newton's Apple and Other Myths about Science debunks the widespread belief that science advances when individual geniuses experience 'Eureka!' moments and suddenly comprehend what those around them could never imagine. Science has always been a cooperative enterprise of dedicated, fallible human beings, for whom context, collaboration, and sheer good luck are the essential elements of discovery, "--Amazon.com
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
001.96
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q172.5.E77
LC item number
N49 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
Q 172.5.E77
NLM item number
N561 2015
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Numbers, Ronald L.
  • Kampourakis, Kostas
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Errors, Scientific
  • Errors, Scientific
  • Science
  • Science
  • Public Opinion
  • Errors, Scientific
  • Science
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • Vorurteil
  • Erreurs scientifiques
  • Erreurs scientifiques
  • Science
Label
Newton's apple and other myths about science, edited by Ronald L. Numbers and Kostas Kampourakis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Medieval and early modern science -- That there was no scientific activity between Greek antiquity and the scientific revolution / Michael H. Shank -- That before Columbus geographers and other educated people thought the earth was flat / Lesley B. Cormack -- That the Copernican revolution demoted the status of the Earth / Michael N. Keas -- That alchemy and astrology were superstitious pursuits that did not contribute to science and scientific understanding / Lawrence M. Principe -- That Galileo publicly refuted Aristotle's conclusions about motion by repeated experiments made from the Campanile of Pisa / John L. Heilbron -- That the apple fell and Newton invented the law of gravity, thus removing God from the cosmos / Patricia Fara -- Nineteenth century -- That Friedrich Wöhler's synthesis of urea in 1828 destroyed vitalism and gave rise to organic chemistry / Peter J. Ramberg -- That William Paley raised scientific questions about biological origins that were eventually answered by Charles Darwin / Adam R. Shapiro -- That nineteenth-century geologists were divided into opposing camps of Catastrophists and Uniformitarians / Julie Newell -- That Lamarckian evolution relied largely on use and disuse and that Darwin rejected Lamarckian mechanisms / Richard W. Burkhardt Jr -- That Darwin worked on his theory in secret for twenty years, his fears causing him to delay publication / Robert J. Richards -- That Wallace's and Darwin's explanations of evolution were virtually the same / Michael Ruse -- That Darwinian natural selection has been "the only game in town" / Nicolaas Rupke -- That after Darwin (1871), sexual selection was largely ignored until Robert Trivers (1972) resurrected the theory / Erika Lorraine Milam -- That Louis Pasteur disproved spontaneous generation on the basis of scientific objectivity / Garland E. Allen -- That Gregor Mendel was a lonely pioneer of genetics, being ahead of his time / Kostas Kampourakis -- That social Darwinism has had a profound influence on social thought and policy, especially in the United States of America / Ronald L. Numbers -- Twentieth century -- That the Michelson-Morley experiment paved the way for the special theory of relativity / Theodore Arabatzis and Kostas Gavroglu -- That the Millikan oil-drop experiment was simple and straightforward / Mansoor Niaz -- That neo-Darwinism defines evolution as random mutation plus natural selection / David J. Depew -- That melanism in peppered moths is not a genuine example of evolution by natural selection / David W. Rudge -- That Linus Pauling's discovery of the molecular basis of sickle-cell anemia revolutionized medical practice / Bruno J. Strasser -- That the Soviet launch of Sputnik caused the revamping of American science education / John L. Rudolph -- Generalizations -- That religion has typically impeded the progress of science / Peter Harrison -- That science has been largely a solitary enterprise / Kathryn M. Olesko -- That the scientific method accurately reflects what scientists actually do / Daniel P. Thurs -- That a clear line of demarcation has separated science from pseudoscience / Michael D. Gordin
Control code
ocn906121832
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 287 pages
Isbn
9780674967984
Lccn
2015014096
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025377339
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674967984
  • (OCoLC)906121832
Label
Newton's apple and other myths about science, edited by Ronald L. Numbers and Kostas Kampourakis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Medieval and early modern science -- That there was no scientific activity between Greek antiquity and the scientific revolution / Michael H. Shank -- That before Columbus geographers and other educated people thought the earth was flat / Lesley B. Cormack -- That the Copernican revolution demoted the status of the Earth / Michael N. Keas -- That alchemy and astrology were superstitious pursuits that did not contribute to science and scientific understanding / Lawrence M. Principe -- That Galileo publicly refuted Aristotle's conclusions about motion by repeated experiments made from the Campanile of Pisa / John L. Heilbron -- That the apple fell and Newton invented the law of gravity, thus removing God from the cosmos / Patricia Fara -- Nineteenth century -- That Friedrich Wöhler's synthesis of urea in 1828 destroyed vitalism and gave rise to organic chemistry / Peter J. Ramberg -- That William Paley raised scientific questions about biological origins that were eventually answered by Charles Darwin / Adam R. Shapiro -- That nineteenth-century geologists were divided into opposing camps of Catastrophists and Uniformitarians / Julie Newell -- That Lamarckian evolution relied largely on use and disuse and that Darwin rejected Lamarckian mechanisms / Richard W. Burkhardt Jr -- That Darwin worked on his theory in secret for twenty years, his fears causing him to delay publication / Robert J. Richards -- That Wallace's and Darwin's explanations of evolution were virtually the same / Michael Ruse -- That Darwinian natural selection has been "the only game in town" / Nicolaas Rupke -- That after Darwin (1871), sexual selection was largely ignored until Robert Trivers (1972) resurrected the theory / Erika Lorraine Milam -- That Louis Pasteur disproved spontaneous generation on the basis of scientific objectivity / Garland E. Allen -- That Gregor Mendel was a lonely pioneer of genetics, being ahead of his time / Kostas Kampourakis -- That social Darwinism has had a profound influence on social thought and policy, especially in the United States of America / Ronald L. Numbers -- Twentieth century -- That the Michelson-Morley experiment paved the way for the special theory of relativity / Theodore Arabatzis and Kostas Gavroglu -- That the Millikan oil-drop experiment was simple and straightforward / Mansoor Niaz -- That neo-Darwinism defines evolution as random mutation plus natural selection / David J. Depew -- That melanism in peppered moths is not a genuine example of evolution by natural selection / David W. Rudge -- That Linus Pauling's discovery of the molecular basis of sickle-cell anemia revolutionized medical practice / Bruno J. Strasser -- That the Soviet launch of Sputnik caused the revamping of American science education / John L. Rudolph -- Generalizations -- That religion has typically impeded the progress of science / Peter Harrison -- That science has been largely a solitary enterprise / Kathryn M. Olesko -- That the scientific method accurately reflects what scientists actually do / Daniel P. Thurs -- That a clear line of demarcation has separated science from pseudoscience / Michael D. Gordin
Control code
ocn906121832
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 287 pages
Isbn
9780674967984
Lccn
2015014096
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025377339
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674967984
  • (OCoLC)906121832

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