Thursday, June 24, 2010
A brief rant about the additional attention paid to the Suk and Tamargo article in which they claim to find various neuroanatomical structures in Michelangelo’s fresco in the Sistine Chapel.
Posted by Darin Hayton on 06/24 at 10:42 PM
Tuesday, July 06, 2010
Yet another effort to identify King Tut’s cause of death. This time sickle cell disease is the culprit.
Posted by Darin Hayton on 07/06 at 10:38 PM
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
The latest rant about engineers dabbling in the history of science. This time, an Italian mechanical engineer “reconstructs” Archimedes’ steam cannon, despite any evidence that they existed.
Posted by Darin Hayton on 07/20 at 10:55 PM
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Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Why should we care about the history of science? The argument from utility.
Posted by Nathaniel Comfort on 04/06 at 03:11 PM
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Monday, April 11, 2011
The history of science matters. What counts as the History of Science doesn’t.
Posted by Nathaniel Comfort on 04/11 at 10:21 AM
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Friday, April 22, 2011
In which we discuss the aesthetics of the history of science, medicine, and technology--and insist that “concretize” is not a word.
Posted by Nathaniel Comfort on 04/22 at 10:32 AM
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Saturday, September 24, 2011
Rebecca Kamen gave a presentation on her sculpture and art, tracing her inspiration to old scientific illustrations. Her description of these illustrations and the uses to which she put them raise questions about how we use the past and for what ends.
Posted by Darin Hayton on 09/24 at 12:42 PM
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Prompted by a two very different reviews of Westman’s The Copernican Question, I spent a morning thinking about the form and purpose of a book review. This post tries to hammer those thoughts into something useful.
Posted by Darin Hayton on 11/13 at 12:56 PM
Saturday, February 25, 2012
In this post I continue to wonder about how to practice the history of science. In particular, I reflect on what might constituted historical expertise, which distinguishes historians from non-historians.
Posted by Darin Hayton on 02/25 at 11:45 PM
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
More thoughts on historical problems in the recent article by F. Domínguez-Castro et al., “How Useful Could Arabic Documentary Sources Be For Reconstructing Past Climate?”
Posted by Darin Hayton on 03/06 at 02:02 PM
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