Rebels, Mavericks, and Heretics in Biology

Rebels Mavericks and Heretics in Biology This book is the first devoted to modern biology s innovators and iconoclasts men and women who challenged prevailing notions in their fields Some of these scientists were Nobel Prize winners some we

  • Title: Rebels, Mavericks, and Heretics in Biology
  • Author: Oren Harman William Dritschilo Bruce Weber Vinciane Despret David Sepkoski James F. Crow Daniel J. Kevles Raphael Falk
  • ISBN: 9780300158458
  • Page: 180
  • Format: Paperback
  • This book is the first devoted to modern biology s innovators and iconoclasts men and women who challenged prevailing notions in their fields Some of these scientists were Nobel Prize winners, some were considered cranks or gadflies, some were in fact wrong The stories of these stubborn dissenters are individually fascinating Taken together, they provide unparalleled iThis book is the first devoted to modern biology s innovators and iconoclasts men and women who challenged prevailing notions in their fields Some of these scientists were Nobel Prize winners, some were considered cranks or gadflies, some were in fact wrong The stories of these stubborn dissenters are individually fascinating Taken together, they provide unparalleled insights into the role of dissent and controversy in science and especially the growth of biological thought over the past century Each of the book s nineteen specially commissioned chapters offers a detailed portrait of the intellectual rebellion of a particular scientist working in a major area of biology genetics, evolution, embryology, ecology, biochemistry, neurobiology, and virology as well as others An introduction by the volume s editors and an epilogue by R C Lewontin draw connections among the case studies and illuminate the nonconforming scientist s crucial function of disturbing the comfort of those in the majority By focusing on the dynamics and impact of dissent rather than on winners who are credited with scientific advances, the book presents a refreshingly original perspective on the history of the life sciences Scientists featured in this volume Alfred Russel Wallace Hans DrieschWilhelm JohannsenRaymond Arthur DartC D DarlingtonRichard GoldschmidtBarbara McClintockOswald T AveryRoger SperryLeon CroizatVero Copner Wynne EdwardsPeter MitchellHoward TeminMotoo KimuraWilliam D HamiltonCarl WoeseStephen Jay GouldThelma RowellDaniel S Simberloff

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    1. An interesting structure: Each author writes one chapter about a past biologist who struggled with the "general" mainstream or who had a theory that was a little bit off mainstream. Thee writing of authors differed profoundly, some of the chapters are a tad dry, with words more complicated than they have to be, but all in all I learned a LOT about the history of biology. The chapters are (I think) roughly ordered chronologically, and only by the end had I actually heard about the people the chap [...]

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