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Mystery of Mysteries: Is Evolution a Social Construction?

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With the Sokal hoax - the publication of a prominent physicist's pseudo-article in a leading journal of cultural studies - the status of science moved sharply from debate to dispute. Is science objective, a disinterested reflection of reality, as Karl Popper and his followers believed? Or is it subjective, a social construction, as Thomas Kuhn and his students maintained? ...more
Paperback, 296 pages
Published April 2nd 2001 by Harvard University Press (first published April 30th 1999)
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Michael Ruse is a philosopher of science who specializes in the philosophy of biology and is well known for his work on the relationship between science and religion, the creation-evolution controversy and the demarcation problem within science. He was born in England, attending Bootham School,York. He took his undergraduate degree at the University of Bristol (1962), his master's degree at McMast ...more
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