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Gulickx De nakomelingen van een vondeling in het Antwerpen van 1686.
Bosch, Peter van der Bollandist, born at Brussels, 19 October, 1686; died 14 November, 1736.
Barbosa-Machado, Ignacio A Portuguese historian, born at Lisbon in 1686; died in 1734.
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 Encyclopedia: 1686   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
James Cragg the Younger (9 April 1686 - 16 February 1721), son of James Cragg the Elder, was born at Westminster.
Allan Ramsay (October 15, 1686 - January 7, 1758), Scottish poet, was born at Leadhills, Lanarkshire to John Ramsay, superintendent of Lord Hopetouns lead-mines and his wife, Alice Bower, a native of Derbyshire.
Categories: 1686 January 31 is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar.
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 BEYOND THE IVORY TOWER: The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change -- Oreskes 306 (5702): 1686 -- Science
Created in 1988 by the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Environmental Programme, IPCC's purpose is to evaluate the state of climate science as a basis for informed policy action, primarily on the basis of peer-reviewed and published scientific literature (3).
The American Meteorological Society (6), the American Geophysical Union (7), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) all have issued statements in recent years concluding that the evidence for human modification of climate is compelling (8).
If the history of science teaches anything, it is humility, and no one can be faulted for failing to act on what is not known.
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 - Prometheus: The Science Policy Weblog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In it he writes, " science and technology must not be seen by policy-makers as determinants of development, in the sense of encouraging the idea greater investment in science and technology will somehow lead automatically to social and economic progress...
For science, a policy perspective implies increasing or elucidating the range of alternatives available to decision makers by clearly associating the existing state of scientific knowledge with a range of choices.
This is an exceedingly difficult line of argument for environmentalists and scientists to accept because the former have hitched their agenda to science and the latter's claims to authority lie in science.
sciencepolicy.colorado.edu /prometheus/archives/2005_01.html?print=page   (12677 words)

This robust comedy is science fictional in its arch self-awareness of valid versus invalid technologies, and the effect of imperfect knowledge of technology on human affairs.
Science Fiction About this Century Mark Twain's Satire "1601", subtitled "Conversation, as it was by the Social Fireside, in the Time of the Tudors", is a vulgarly rewrites Pepys' diaries.
He was deeply aware of 17th century science and Mathematics, for example, his poem "The Flea" with its biological metaphors to the Trinity consists of 3-cubed lines of verse.
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 David A. Kirby: The New Eugenics in Cinema: Genetic Determinism and Gene Therapy in GATTACA
One of the most famous science fiction novels of all time was written as a response to the notion of genetic manipulation of humans.
Vernon J. Ehlers, vice-chairman of the House Science Committee, says that it is not possible to understand Congressional science policy "without understanding the American people, and the reason for that is very simple: Like it or not, Congress is representative of the general populace" (72).
Dorothy Nelkin’s research, in her book Selling Science, shows that human geneticists are very aware of the role of public opinion, and that geneticists manipulate the news media in order to sway public opinion about the importance of genetic research.
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 Mars Global Surveyor Science Sampler Data Set Collection (VOLINFO)
The science observations were acquired during the descending leg of each orbit; that is, as the spacecraft moved from north to south.
Science objectives of radio science investigations include measurement of small perturbations in spacecraft velocity from Doppler shifts on transmitted signals, followed by inference of detailed gravitational fields from solutions of systems of simultaneous equations based on such measurements.
Many images on the MGS Science Sampler volume are more than 4,000 rows (lines) and it was thought that increasing the size of the images would potentially make it more difficult for investigators to display and use the images.
mars.jpl.nasa.gov /mgs/sci/CDsampler/document/volinfo.htm   (12607 words)

 The Scientific Revolution - Bibliography - Classic & Historiographic Sources - The Scientific Revolution Home Page ...
Aiton, E.J. 'The Contributions of Newton, Bernoulli and Euler to the Theory of the Tides.' Annals of Science 11 (1955): 206.
'The discourse of pious science.' Science in Context 3.1 (1989): 109 142.
Science Deified and Science Defied: The Historical Significance of Science in Western Culture.
www.clas.ufl.edu /users/rhatch/pages/03-Sci-Rev/SCI-REV-Teaching/bibliography/05bibl-sr-shrt.htm   (10384 words)

 RAND | Books & Publications | Online Publications by Category: Science and Technology
The National Science Foundation asked RAND’s Science and Technology Policy Institute to assess the costs and benefits of operating an SSN 637-class nuclear submarine for unclassified scientific research throughout the world’s oceans.
However, no consensus has been reached on the relationship of hands-on science to student achievement though this topic has been researched since the turn of the 20th century using various methods.
National commitments to cooperation in science and technology by both the United States and Korea have helped bring Korea into the group of scientifically advanced countries; the new status of Korea means new policy challenges for the bilateral SandT relationship.
www.rand.org /publications/electronic/science.html   (8596 words)

 Edward  Davis/Home page
Ph.D (History and Philosophy of Science), Indiana University (Bloomington, IN), August 1984.
In Evangelicals and Science in Historical Perspective, ed.
Presented paper, "Is the Antievolution Movement Evolving?", at public forum on "The Teaching of Evolution in U.S. Schools: Where Politics, Religion, and Science Converge," at American Association for the Advancement of Science (Washington, September 2000).
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 1686 in science - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Seashell on the Mountaintop: A Story of Science, Sainthood, and the Humble Genius Who Discovered a New History of the Earth
Letters written from New-England, A.D. 1686: In which are described his voyages by sea, his travels on land, and the characters of his friends and acquaintances...
Letters written from New-England, A.D. 1686 (American classics in history and social science)
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The American Meteorological Society, the American Geophysical Union, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) all have issued statements in recent years concluding that the evidence for human modification of climate is compelling.
The term "greenhouse effect" refers to the blockade of longwave (infrared) radiation from the Earth into space by trace constituents of the atmosphere, primarily water vapor, carbon dioxide, ozone, methane, nitrous oxide, and various chlorofluorocarbons -- gases referred to collectively as the "greenhouse gases".
The term "tectonic" refers in general to deformations of the Earth's crust and consequent structural changes, and "tectonic timescales" are the long timescales (e.g., tens of millions of years) over which such deformations occur.
scienceweek.com /2005/sc050121-2.htm   (1352 words)

 Physics Today December 2004 - Articles: The Hydrogen Economy
Bringing hydrogen and fuel cells to that level of impact is a fascinating challenge and opportunity for basic science, spanning chemistry, physics, biology, and materials.
George Crabtree is a physicist in the materials science division at Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois.
Michelle Buchanan is a chemist in the chemical sciences division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee.
www.aip.org /pt/vol-57/iss-12/p39.html   (4543 words)

 Science vs. the "Gay Gene"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Most of the major science journals reported on the progress in the field of genetics, but also speculated on how the information would now be used.
While the authors acknowledged some of the flaws with their research, they still were quoted in Science News as saying: “Our research shows that male sexual orientation is substantially genetic” (as quoted in Bower, 1992, 141:6).
If this is “the gene” for homosexuality, then one must assume all homosexual individuals would possess that particular marker—and yet that was not the case in Hamer’s study.
www.trueorigin.org /gaygene01.asp   (6623 words)

 Andart: May 2005 Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE) has released an opinion which I (of course, since 'me too!' is so boring) partially disagree with.
Science rejected a paper criticising the Oreske study based on that the points he made had been 'widely dispersed on the Internet'.
The knowledge foundation and science council form one cluster, while travelling exhibitions form a cluster with itself due to lots of internal cross-links.
www.aleph.se /andart/archives/2005/05   (7742 words)

Science Sleuths Elementary - The Cell - The Challenge of the Chilly Mammoth
Science Sleuths Elementary - The Ocean - The Wreck of the Fortuna Dourada
An earth science unit that deepens understanding of the main process that lead to the formation of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks.
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 1686   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
These "laws" are fundamental concepts in the science of geology.
The Contexts of Acadian History, 1686-1784 (The 1988 Winthrop Pickard Bell Lectures in Maritime Studies)
The text is written for historians and well done, but it assumes too much knowledge of Acadian his...
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 MOLA Publications
Smith, D.E., M.T. Zuber and G.A. Neumann, Seasonal variation of snow depth on Mars, Science, 294, 2141-2146, 2001.
Fishbaugh, K.E. and J.W. Head III, North polar region of Mars: Topography of circumpolar deposits from Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA) Data and evidence for asymmetric retreat of the polar cap, J.
Smith, D.E., M.T. Zuber, H.V. Frey, J.B. Garvin, J.W. Head, D.O. Muhleman, G.H. Pettengill, R.J. Phillips, S.C. Solomon, H.J. Zwally, W.B. Banerdt, T.C. Duxbury, Topography of the northern hemisphere of Mars from the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter, Science, 279, 1686-1692, 1998.
ltpwww.gsfc.nasa.gov /tharsis/molapub.html   (1844 words)

 Baroque Science Grids
The Galileo Project (Rice) -- A "hypertext source of information on the life and work of Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) and the science of his time" -- well done.
The Art of Renaissance Science: Galileo and Perspective (Joseph W. Dauben) -- A collection of essays and images; nicely done.
The Galileo Project (Rice) -- "The Galileo Project is a hypertext source of information on the life and work of Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) and the science of his time." An impressive archive.
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 EVOLUTION UPDATE -- 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
SCIENCE: The Latest, Search, Evolution, Paleontology, Anthropology, Molecular Biology, Genetics.
COGNITIVE SCIENCE: An Eastern View of Apes and Monkeys.
Evolution and Biogeography of Deep-Sea Vent and Seep Invertebrates.
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 Foundations and Support for Survivable Systems
Available as TR 98-1664, Computer Science Department, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.
Computer Science and Telecommunications Board Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications National Research Council.
Available as TR 98-1686, Computer Science Department, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.
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 Robert Boyle - The Boyle Papers > Pathways for the study of the digitised Boyle manuscripts
Much of the latter part of BP 36 relates to the work that Henry Miles did on the Boyle Papers in connection with Thomas Birch's edition of Boyle, published in 1744.
On this, see The Correspondence of Robert Boyle, and Michael Hunter and Lawrence M. Principe, ‘The Lost Papers of Robert Boyle', Annals of Science, 60 (2003), 269-311.
This is fully tabulated in the Works, but there is much potential to observe the process of composition by examining the manuscript of a particular passage and seeing how it was adapted and extended in the printed version.
www.bbk.ac.uk /Boyle/boyle_papers/pathways.htm   (1432 words)

 Physics Today January 2004- Article: Localizing Energy Through Nonlinearity and Discreteness
Today, the rapidly expanding list of experimental observations not only establishes the ubiquity of intrinsic localized modes in nonlinear, discrete physical systems but also generates exciting possibilities for future applications both in fundamental science and in technology.
Sergej Flach is head of the visitors program at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems in Dresden, Germany.
Yuri Kivshar is head of the nonlinear physics group of the Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering at the Australian National University in Canberra.
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 Suggested Topics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Science Magazine's Essays on Science and Society This set of articles by leading scientists has much to say about the impact of science on worldviews.
Daily Health topics news (Yahoo Full Coverage) This site has recent coverage of MANY current issues about which class participants may be interested.
Stem cells http://gslc.genetics.utah.edu/units/stemcells/whatissc/ Pharmacist refusals Science 308:1557, 10 June 05 Conscientious objection and the pharamacist Science 308:1558, 10 June 05 Whose tissue is it anyway?
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 1686   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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Anderson and Kasevich, Macroscopic Quantum Interference from Atomic Tunnel Arrays, Science 1998 282: 1686-1689
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 Purdue Climate Change Research Center - PCCRC
“Science and Public Policy: What’s proof got to do with it?”
V. Ramanathan, P. Crutzen, J. Kiehl, D. Rosenfeld, Science.
T. Anderson, R. Charlson, S. Schwartz, R. Knutti, O. Boucher, H. Rodhe, J. Heintzenberg, Science.
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 Published Essays and Articles
Davis, Edward B. 1995 “Fundamentalism and Folk Science Between the Wars.” Religion and American Culture, 5, 217-48.
Davis, Edward B., and Hunter, M. 1996 “The Making of Robert Boyle’s Free Enquiry into the Vulgarly Receiv’d Notion of Nature (1686).” Early Science and Medicine: A Journal for the Study of Science, Technology and Medicine in the Pre-modern Period, 1,(2): 204-71.
Melchert, Sandra A. 1995 “Measuring the Confidence and Reliability of the Conceptual Science Knowledge Base of Rural Idaho Elementary Teachers.” In R. Wood, C. Hoag, and G. Zalud (Eds.), Research, Issues and Practices: Second Annual Curriculum and Instruction Research Symposium Conference Proceedings (pp.
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