ERIC Number: EJ585428
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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The Galileo Legend as Scientific Folklore.
Lessl, Thomas M.
Quarterly Journal of Speech, v85 n2 p146-68 May 1999
Examines the various ways in which the legend of Galileo's persecution by the Roman Catholic Church diverges from scholarly readings of the Galileo affair. Finds five distinct themes of scientific ideology in the 40 accounts examined. Assesses the part that folklore plays in building and sustaining a professional ideology for the modern scientific culture. (SC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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