Mystery of Mysteries
Is Evolution A Social Construction?Book - 1999
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? This text adds to the argument, using evolutionary theory as a case study.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1999.
Characteristics: viii, 296 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.