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Activities came to be measured in units of time. Life was “regularized and became more orderly” and, as a result, more predictable (Shorto, 2008, p. 208). Because of the regularity, predictability, and precision of clocks, scientists and philosophers began to think of them as models for the physical universe. Perhaps the world itself was a vast clock made and set in motion by the Creator. Scientists such as the British physicist Robert Boyle, the German astronomer Johannes Kepler, and the French philosopher René Descartes agreed with this idea, expressing the belief that the harmony and order of the universe could be explained in terms of the clock’s regularity—which is built into the machine by the clockmaker just as the regularity of the universe was thought to be built into it by God.
How does the process of writing history in any field necessarily restrict the number of people whose work can be singled out for attention? Describe the differences between personalistic and naturalistic conceptions of scientific history. Explain which approach is supported by cases of simultaneous discovery. What is the Zeitgeist? How does the Zeitgeist affect the evolution of a science? Compare the growth of a science with the evolution of a living species. What is meant by the term “school of thought”?
26). Contextual Forces in Psychology 11 Despite such examples of obvious discrimination, psychology’s record for equitable treatment of men and women is far more enlightened than that of other scholarly disciplines and professions. By the beginning of the twentieth century, 20 women had earned doctoral degrees in psychology. In the 1906 edition of the reference work American Men of Science (note the title), 12 percent of the listed psychologists are women, a high figure considering the barriers to their graduate education.