PACHSmörgåsbord: Steven Shapin

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Is Professional History Boring?

Here I reflect on some of the pernicious ways professionalization has excluded audiences, audiences that might have an interest in history of science. I use William Cronon’s recent essay and Steven Shapin’s essay from a few years ago to think about the problem of self-absorption and hyperprofessionalism.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 04/18 at 02:08 PM

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Pseudoscience and Orthodoxy

Steven Shapin excellent review should prompt you to rush out and purchase Michael Gordin’s latest book, The Pseudoscience Wars

Posted by Darin Hayton on 10/31 at 03:27 PM

Sunday, November 11, 2012

More Velikovsky Paraphernalia

Here is some more Velikovsky material I found in a box I recently opened.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 11/11 at 10:47 PM

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