The Ascent of Man? Emil du Bois-Reymond's Reflections on Scientific Progress

Endeavour 24 (3):129-132 (2000)
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Triumphalist histories of science are nothing new but were, in fact, a staple of the 19th century. This article considers one of the more famous works in the genre and argues that it was motivated by doubt more than by faith.
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Emil du Bois-Reymond Vs Ludimar Hermann.Gabriel Finkelstein - 2006 - Comptes Rendus Biologies 329 (5-6):340-347.

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