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By Oren Harman,Michael Dietrich,William Dritschilo,Bruce Weber,Vinciane Despret,David Sepkoski,Mark Borrello,Nathaniel Comfort,James F. Crow,Philip V. Tobias,Prof. Daniel Kevles,Raphael Falk,Tim Horder,David Hull,R. C. Lewontin,John Prebble,Michael Ruse,Dani

This booklet is the 1st dedicated to sleek biology’s innovators and iconoclasts: women and men who challenged winning notions of their fields. a few of these scientists have been Nobel Prize winners, a few have been thought of cranks or gadflies, a few have been in reality incorrect. The tales of those obdurate dissenters are separately interesting. Taken jointly, they supply remarkable insights into the function of dissent and controversy in technological know-how and particularly the expansion of organic proposal during the last century.

 

Each of the book’s nineteen in particular commissioned chapters deals an in depth portrait of the highbrow uprising of a specific scientist operating in a big region of biology--genetics, evolution, embryology, ecology, biochemistry, neurobiology, and virology in addition to others. An advent by means of the volume’s editors and an epilogue by means of R. C. Lewontin draw connections one of the case experiences and remove darkness from the nonconforming scientist’s the most important functionality of traumatic the relief of these within the majority. by way of targeting the dynamics and effect of dissent instead of on “winners” who're credited with clinical advances, the publication offers a refreshingly unique point of view at the heritage of the lifestyles sciences.

 

Scientists featured during this volume:

Alfred Russel Wallace 

Hans Driesch

Wilhelm Johannsen

Raymond Arthur Dart

C. D. Darlington

Richard Goldschmidt

Barbara McClintock

Oswald T. Avery

Roger Sperry

Leon Croizat

Vero Copner Wynne-Edwards

Peter Mitchell

Howard Temin

Motoo Kimura

William D. Hamilton

Carl Woese

Stephen Jay Gould

Thelma Rowell

Daniel S. Simberloff

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