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ERIC Number: EJ924912
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0926-7220
Why Respect for History--And Historical Error--Matters
Allchin, Douglas
Science & Education, v15 n1 p91-111 Feb 2006
This paper addresses Lawson's puzzlement about the absence of prediction in William Harvey's and Marcello Malpighi's views on capillaries. In addressing the context of that enquiry, it also addresses historiographic versus philosophical models of science, contexts of discovery versus justification, normative versus descriptive interpretations of the nature of science, and the role of simple dichotomies in interpreting scientific methodology--and how all these distinctions may inform science educators.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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