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ERIC Number: EJ1039665
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0926-7220
Teaching the Classics: The "Origin of Species" as a Case Study
Ruse, Michael
Science & Education, v22 n9 p2255-2265 Sep 2013
Many (including the author) argue that reading the classics in the field should be part of a scientist's education. However, how you read the classics can be very different depending on whether you read them as a historian or as a practicing scientist. This point will be made by comparing two readings of Charles Darwin's "Origin of Species", and by looking at the use that Stephen Jay Gould made of the history of science in his quest to promote his scientific ideas.
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Language: English
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