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Intelligent Designs

A recurring motif of this course has been the ubiquitous magazine Punch. Since Punch‘s satirical cartoons popped up so frequently in our discussions of the Victorian era, I thought I’d take a sidelong glance at the historical (and ongoing) evolution debates by … Continue reading

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Naming of Parts

Surely, Mr. Darwin’s theory is none the worse, morally, for having some foundation in fact. Asa Gray (1810-1888) Earlier, I considered the development of new professional terminology (like the word “scientist”) during the Victorian era. To-day, we have naming of parts … Continue reading

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She Blinded Me with Natural Philosophy

The word “science” dates back to around 1300 C.E. The word “scientist,” on the other hand, didn’t exist until 1833. Until then, the men (and, rarely, women) who tinkered with chemicals and stared at the stars were said to be … Continue reading

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