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Myth: A Biography of Belief

David Leeming

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195142884
eISBN:
9780199834402
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195142888.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Myths are living entities that continue to energize thought and action in the modern world. If ancient mythmakers conceived of the evident reality of creation in terms of character and events we ... More


A Final Story: Science, Myth, and Beginnings

Nasser Zakariya

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226476124
eISBN:
9780226500737
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226500737.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

A Final Story charts the formation and contestation of scientific universal histories from the nineteenth century to the present. It traces the emergence of the so-called “scientific epic,” a story ... More


Scientific Myth and Mysticism

Nasser Zakariya

in A Final Story: Science, Myth, and Beginnings

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226476124
eISBN:
9780226500737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226500737.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

To some, including Bernal, Haldane, Huxley, and figures such as Teilhard de Chardin, science might embrace prophecy and myth. At the same time, Loren Eiseley, P. B. Medawar, and Theodosius Dobzhansky ... More


Introduction: How Science Embraced the Racialization of Human Populations

Sheldon Krimsky

in Race and the Genetic Revolution: Science, Myth, and Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156974
eISBN:
9780231527699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156974.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This introductory chapter briefly examines the persistence of the concept of human races within science and the impact of the concept on disparities among people of different geographical ancestries. ... More


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