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The ancient mythology of modern science : a mythologist looks (seriously) at popular science writing / Gregory Schrempp.

By: Schrempp, Gregory Allen, 1950-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Montréal [Québec] ; London : McGill-Queen's University Press, c2012Description: xiv, 300 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780773539891 (acidfree paper); 0773539891 (acid-free paper).Other title: Mythologist looks at popular science writing.Subject(s): Science news -- Social aspects | Science news -- Philosophy | Religion and science | MythologyDDC classification:
Introduction: Centaurs and scientists -- Mythologizing matter : on myth, popular science, and the problem of centric knowledge -- It had to be you! : fire without Prometheus -- 3. Randomness and life : sobering lessons from the drunkard's walk -- Copernican kinship : an origin myth for the category -- 5. Descartes descending or the last homunculus : introversive anthropomorphizing in popular science writing -- Once more, with feeling! : the view from the moon and the return of the Copernican revolution -- Conclusion: Paradise lost, paradise regained : how scientists save myth.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [277]-291) and index.

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