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The Resource Species, serpents, spirits, and skulls : science at the margins of the Victorian age, Sherrie Lynne Lyons

Species, serpents, spirits, and skulls : science at the margins of the Victorian age, Sherrie Lynne Lyons

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Species, serpents, spirits, and skulls : science at the margins of the Victorian age
Title
Species, serpents, spirits, and skulls
Title remainder
science at the margins of the Victorian age
Statement of responsibility
Sherrie Lynne Lyons
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Science permeates nearly every aspect of our lives, and yet, as current debates over intelligent design, the causes of global warming, and alternative health practices indicate, the question of how to distinguish science from pseudoscience remains a difficult one. To address this question, Sherrie Lynne Lyons draws on four examples from the nineteenth century - sea serpent investigations, spiritualism, phrenology, and Darwin's theory of evolution. Each attracted the interest of prominent scientists as well as the general public, yet three remained at the edges of scientific respectability while the fourth, evolutionary theory, although initially regarded as scientific heresy, ultimately became the new scientific orthodoxy." "Taking a serious look at the science behind these examples, Lyons argues that distinguishing between science and pseudoscience, particularly in the midst of discovery, is not as easy as the popular image of science tends to suggest."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lyons, Sherrie Lynne
Dewey number
509.41/09034
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q127.G4
LC item number
L96 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
Q 127.G4
NLM item number
L991s 2009
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • Great Britain
  • Science
  • History, 19th Century
  • United Kingdom
  • Wissenschaft
  • Pseudowissenschaft
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • Wissenschaftlichkeit
  • Wissenschaftsentwicklung
Label
Species, serpents, spirits, and skulls : science at the margins of the Victorian age, Sherrie Lynne Lyons
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : an age of transition -- Swimming at the edges of scientific respectability : sea serpents, Charles Lyell, and the professionalization of geology -- Franz Gall, Johann Spurzheim, George Combe and phrenology : a science for everyone -- The crisis in faith : William Crookes and spiritualism -- Morals and materialism : Alfred Russel Wallace, spiritualism, and the problem of evolution -- Thatige skepsis : Thomas Huxley and evolutionary theory -- Negotiating the boundaries of science : an ongoing process
Control code
291908016
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 245 pages
Isbn
9781438427973
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008054150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)291908016
Label
Species, serpents, spirits, and skulls : science at the margins of the Victorian age, Sherrie Lynne Lyons
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : an age of transition -- Swimming at the edges of scientific respectability : sea serpents, Charles Lyell, and the professionalization of geology -- Franz Gall, Johann Spurzheim, George Combe and phrenology : a science for everyone -- The crisis in faith : William Crookes and spiritualism -- Morals and materialism : Alfred Russel Wallace, spiritualism, and the problem of evolution -- Thatige skepsis : Thomas Huxley and evolutionary theory -- Negotiating the boundaries of science : an ongoing process
Control code
291908016
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 245 pages
Isbn
9781438427973
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008054150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)291908016

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