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How scientific progress occurs : incrementalism and the life sciences

Author: Elof Axel Carlson
Publisher: Cold Spring Harbor, New York : Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, [2018] ©2018
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Carlson, Elof Axel.
How scientific progress occurs.
Cold Spring Harbor, New York : Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, ©2018
(DLC) 2017061259
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elof Axel Carlson
ISBN: 9781621822974 1621822974
OCLC Number: 1017581743
Description: ix, 209 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Paradigm shifts, incrementalism, or both? --
The cell : from empty boxes to coordinated organelles --
The theory of the gene : from abstract point to nucleotide sequence --
Mutation : from fluctuating variations to base alterations --
The life cycle : from spontaneous origin to simple and complex stages --
The molecular basis of life : from vitalism to organic molecules to macromolecules --
Sex determination : from wild guesses to reproductive biology --
Genotype and phenotype relations : from variations to genetic modifiers to epigenetics --
Microbial life : from invisible spores to germs and prokaryotic organisms --
Embryology : from philosophic forms to epigenetic organogenesis --
Cell organelles : from cell theory to cell biology --
Evolution : from guesswork to natural selection to molecular phylogeny --
How does science usually work? --
Appendixes. 1. There is more to scientific revolutions than paradigm shifts and incrementalism ; 2. An incrementalist timeline of cell theory.
Responsibility: Elof Axel Carlson.

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