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 Rocks of Ages and the Ages of the Rocks: Stephen Jay Gould

Stephen Jay Gould

in Oracles of Science: Celebrity Scientists versus God and Religion

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195310726
eISBN:
9780199785179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310726.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Stephen Jay Gould is a public intellectual and the best-selling author of Wonderful Life, The Structure of Evolutionary Theory, Rocks of Ages, The Mismeasure of Man, and many other books. He is known ... More


Modernist Life Histories: Biological Theory and The Experimental Bildungsroman

Daniel Aureliano Newman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474439619
eISBN:
9781474459716
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439619.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Modernist Life Histories explores how new biological models of embryonic development in the first half of the twentieth century helped inspire new kinds of coming-of-age plots. Focusing on novels by ... More


Moving on

Arlin Stoltzfus

in Mutation, Randomness, and Evolution

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198844457
eISBN:
9780191880063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844457.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

Chapter 10 includes a synopsis of key points from previous chapters as well as reflections on changing explananda, notions of causation, and the importance of identifying testable theories. The ... More


Introduction

Daniel Aureliano Newman

in Modernist Life Histories: Biological Theory and The Experimental Bildungsroman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474439619
eISBN:
9781474459716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439619.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The introduction outlines historical and formal links between Bildung, biology, and the narrative strategies used by modernist novelists. The classical Bildungsroman, with its insistent linearity, ... More


The idea of the modern family

Jane Gray, Ruth Geraghty, and David Ralph

in Family rhythms: The changing textures of family life in Ireland

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719091513
eISBN:
9781526109972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091513.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter describes how both sociological and lay understandings of family change have been informed by the belief that modern families are fundamentally different from traditional families. It ... More


Out with the Old, in with the New

Ruth Kinna

in Kropotkin: Reviewing the Classical Anarchist Tradition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748642298
eISBN:
9781474418690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642298.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter outlines the idea of 'classical anarchism'. It presents a historiography of anarchism to illustrate the ways that assessments of Kropotkin's work have helped shape and articulate the ... More


Troubling Normal, Taking on Patriarchy: Criticizing Male (Hetero)Sexuality

Kirsten Leng

in Sexual Politics and Feminist Science: Women Sexologists in Germany, 1900-1933

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501709302
eISBN:
9781501713248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709302.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines how Johanna Elberskirchen, Rosa Mayreder, and Grete Meisel-Hess engaged scientific knowledge to criticize masculinity and male heterosexuality. Specifically, they argued that ... More


Virulence evolution

Paul Schmid-Hempel

in Evolutionary Parasitology: The Integrated Study of Infections, Immunology, Ecology, and Genetics

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198832140
eISBN:
9780191870873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832140.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Virulence (i.e. reduction of host fitness) results from the parasite–host interaction. It can be an unselected side effect or the result of short-sighted evolution. The evolutionary theory of ... More


Chemical Classifications, Textbooks, and the Periodic System in Nineteenth-Century Spain

José Ramón Bertomeu-Sánchez and Rosa Muñoz-Bello

in Early Responses to the Periodic System

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190200077
eISBN:
9780197559468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190200077.003.0021
Subject:
Chemistry, History of Chemistry

The periodic system is closely linked to chemical pedagogy by many different ways. It is commonly accepted that Mendeleev discovered the periodic law while he was attempting to organize the ... More


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