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Unformatted text preview: Scientific Representations 1 British zoologist & immunologist Royal society member at 34 Work on graft rejection and the discovery of acquired immune tolerance Won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1960 2 Peter Medawar Wrote controversial paper: Is the scientific paper a fraud? For a BBC talk in 1964 The scientific paper in its orthodox form does embody a totally mistaken conception, even a travesty, of the nature of scientific thought.---Peter Medawar 3 "We have a habit in writing articles published in scientific journals to make the work as finished as possible, to cover up all the tracks, to not worry about the blind alleys or describe how you had the wrong idea first, and so on. So there isn't any place to publish, in a dignified manner, what you actually did in order to get to do the work." -- Richard Feynman in his Nobel Lecture, 1965 4 Richard Feynman Starting in 1970s Move beyond looking at institutional studies of science To the examination of social...
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2010 for the course S&TS 2011 taught by Professor Pinch,t. during the Spring '06 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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