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Newton's Apple and Other Myths about Science
Language: en
Authors: Ronald L. Numbers
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-11-04 - Publisher: Harvard University Press

A falling apple inspired the law of gravity—or so the story goes. Is it true? Perhaps not. But why do such stories endure as explanations of how science happens? Newton’s Apple and Other Myths about Science brushes away popular misconceptions to provide a clearer picture of scientific breakthroughs from ancient
Science Between Myth and History
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: José G. Perillán
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-06-15 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Scientists regularly employ historical narrative as a rhetorical tool in their communication of science, yet there's been little reflection on its effects within scientific communities and beyond. Science Between Myth and History begins to unravel these threads of influence. The stories scientists tell are not just poorly researched scholarly histories,
Representations of Nature of Science in School Science Textbooks
Language: en
Pages: 242
Authors: Christine V. McDonald, Fouad Abd-El-Khalick
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-04-21 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Bringing together international research on nature of science (NOS) representations in science textbooks, the unique analyses presented in this volume provides a global perspective on NOS from elementary to college level and discusses the practical implications in various regions across the globe. Contributing authors highlight the similarities and differences in
Flat Earths and Fake Footnotes
Language: en
Pages: 378
Authors: Derrick Peterson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-02-17 - Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

We are all haunted by histories. They shape our presuppositions and ballast our judgments. In terms of science and religion this means most of us walk about haunted by rumors of a long war. However, there is no such thing as the “history of the conflict of science and Christianity,”
Existential Threats
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Lisa Vox
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-05-12 - Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

Americans have long been enthralled by visions of the apocalypse. Will the world end through nuclear war, environmental degradation, and declining biodiversity? Or, perhaps, through the second coming of Christ, rapture of the faithful, and arrival of the Antichrist—a set of beliefs known as dispensationalist premillennialism? These seemingly competing apocalyptic