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ERIC Number: EJ879809
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0926-7220
Joseph McCabe: A Forgotten Early Populariser of Science and Defender of Evolution
Cooke, Bill
Science & Education, v19 n4-5 p461-484 May 2010
Joseph McCabe (1867-1955) was one of the most prolific and gifted polymaths of the twentieth century. Long before such a thing was thought respectable, and almost a century before any university established a chair in the public understanding of science, McCabe made a living as a populariser of science and a critic of philosophical and religious obscurantism. Through the first half of the twentieth century he wrote countless cheap and widely distributed books and pamphlets for those whose thirst for knowledge exceeded the money or time they could devote to such pursuits. This article will detail, and give some assessment of, McCabe's career as a populariser of science and expositor of evolutionary theory and its philosophical, religious and cultural ramifications.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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