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Experiment and Observation

C. U. M. Smith, Eugenio Frixione, Stanley Finger, and William Clower

in The Animal Spirit Doctrine and the Origins of Neurophysiology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199766499
eISBN:
9780199950263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766499.003.0007
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

This chapter discusses five individuals who questioned nature instead of the books of men. The first sections discuss William Harvey and Jan Swammerdam, who are known for their works on the ... More


Vermeer and Van Leeuwenhoek: Luck, random chance, risk, and contingencies in evolution

Alexandre Meinesz

in How Life Began: Evolution's Three Geneses

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226519319
eISBN:
9780226519333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226519333.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Johannes Vermeer, a painter widely admired today but poorly known in his own time, was born in 1632 in Delft. In this environment Vermeer created a new style of Dutch painting. His depictions of the ... More


Papa, What's A Bacterium?: On the First Life on Earth

Alexandre Meinesz

in How Life Began: Evolution's Three Geneses

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226519319
eISBN:
9780226519333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226519333.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

For many, the world of bacteria was an unreal world. For the majority of non-biologists, the term at best suggests invisible, unhealthy germs. However, ever since Antoni van Leeuwenhoek observed them ... More


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