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Perspectives on Science 9.1 (2001) 122-123

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Douglas Allchinreceived his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1991. He is co-author of Doing Biology and co-editor of An Introduction to the History of Science in Non-Western Traditions. He has recently served the academic community through the International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Group.

Kelly Hamilton is an assistant professor at Saint Marys College, Notre Dame, IN. Her article, "Wittgenstein and the Minds Eye," recently appeared in Wittgenstein: Biography and Philosophy (Cambridge University Press). She is currently working on a book, Wittgenstein and the Mind's Eye: Visual Thinking and Modeling in the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus.

Myles Jackson is Associate Professor of History, Humanities, and the History of Science at Willamette University. He has written a book on artisanal optics in nineteenth-century Germany entitled Spectrum of Belief: Joseph von Fraunhofer and the Craft of Precision Optics (MIT Press, 2000) and is currently working on a book-length manuscript investigating the triangular exchange among physicists, musicians, and musical and scientific instrument makers in Germany from the late eighteenth to the late nineteenth century.

David Wÿss Rudge (B.S. 1986 Duke University; M.S. 1990, M.A. 1992, Ph.D. 1996 University of Pittsburgh) researches how the history and philosophy of science (particularly evolutionary biology) can be used to inform the teaching and learning of science. He holds appointments in both The Department of Biological Sciences and The Institute for Science Education at Western Michigan University. Dr. Rudge is a published scientist and philosopher, and is currently writing a book on H.B.D. Kettlewell's famous experiments on industrial melanism, with special attention to how the episode has been portrayed in science textbooks and the popular media.

Jahu Tuunainen is a doctoral candidate in sociology at the University of Helsinki. He works currently at the Center for Activity Theory and Developmental Work Research. His dissertation examines the work of an agricultural plant-biotechnology research group and the group's transformation into a university start-up company.




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