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2017-2018 University Bulletin 
    
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HNSM 383 - The Evolution of Science: Human Being and Natural Being

3 hours
This course will begin with a close reading of Darwin’s Origin of Species, leading to some questions for discussion. How did Darwin understand evidence? Does experiment play any role in Darwin’s science? How does Darwin’s understanding of science as present in Origin of Species differ from that of Karl Popper or Thomas Kuhn? Matt Ridley’s The Red Queen will give us a basis for talking about how modern genetics contributed to the evolution of the science of evolution. Throughout the course we will have in mind two questions: What is nature? And how do we know that we know?



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