Sample text for Explaining scientific consensus : the case of Mendelian genetics / Kyung-Man Kim ; foreword by Donald T. Campbell ; commentaries by Robert Olby and Nils Roll-Hansen.


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Preface. Introduction. Toward a Sociology of Scientific Validity, Donald T. Campbell. 1. Scientific Consensus as a Sociological Problem. 2. The Biometry-Mendelism Controversy Revisited. 3. Natural Selection and the Background of Controversy. 4. Controversy over Heredity in Mice: The Conversion of the Three Paradigm Articulators. 5. Consensus on the Mendelian Explanation of Alternative Inheritance. 6. The Watershed of the Controversy: Wilhelm Johannsen's Genotype Theory and the Formation of New Allies. 7. The Emergence of the Consensus on the Multiple-Factor Theory and the Effectiveness of Selection. 8. Conclusion: Language and Representation in the Sociology of Scientific Knowledge. Commentary: Sociology of Science, Sociology of Knowledge and Scientific Consensus, Robert Olby. Commentary: Challenging Current Sociology of Scientific Knowledge, Nils Roll-Hansen. References. Index.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Mendel's law -- History.
Science -- Social aspects -- Case studies.
Knowledge, Sociology of -- Case studies.