[SIGCIS-Members] Announcement: Spontaneous Generations 4:1 now available online

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Spontaneous Generations: A Journal for the History and Philosophy of Science
is pleased to announce the publication of its latest issue at
We invite you to review the Table of Contents here and then visit our web
site to review articles and items of interest.

Spontaneous Generations: A Journal for the History and Philosophy of Science
Vol 4, No 1 (2010): Scientific Instruments: Knowledge, Practice, and Culture
Table of Contents

Focused Discussion
Scientific Instruments: Knowledge, Practice, and Culture [Editor’s
Introduction] (1-7)
       Isaac Record

The Challenge of Authenticating Scientific Objects in Museum Collections:
Exposing the Forgery of a Moroccan Astrolabe Allegedly Dated 1845 CE (8-20)
       Ingrid Hehmeyer

People as Scientific Instruments (21-29)
       Maarten Derksen

Equipment for an Experiment (30-38)
       Rom Harré

An Instrument for What? Digital Computers, Simulation and Scientific
Practice (39-44)
       Wendy S. Parker

Great Pyramid Metrology and the Material Politics of Basalt (45-60)
       Michael J. Barany

Let Freeness Ring: The Canadian Standard Freeness Tester as Hegemonic Engine
       James Hull

The Machine Speaks Falsely (71-84)
       Allan Franklin

Reading Measuring Instruments (85-93)
       Mario Bunge

Engineering Realities (94-110)
       Davis Baird

Conceptual Sea Changes (111-115)
       Paul Humphreys

Extended Thing Knowledge (116-128)
       Mathieu Charbonneau

Otto in the Chinese Room (129-137)
       Philip Murray McCullough

Humans not Instruments (138-147)
       Harry Collins

Apparatus and Experimentation Revisited (148-154)
       Trevor H. Levere

Material Culture and the Dobsonian Telescope (155-162)
       Jessica Ellen Sewell,   Andrew Johnston

Taming the “Publication Machine”: Generating Unity, Engaging the Trading
Zones (163-172)
       François Thoreau,       Maria Neicu

Concepts as Tools in the Experimental Generation of Knowledge in Cognitive
Neuropsychology (173-190)
       Uljana Feest

Domesticating the Planets: Instruments and Practices in the Development of
Planetary Geology (191-230)
       Matthew Benjamin Shindell

“Old” Technology in New Hands: Instruments as Mediators of Interdisciplinary
Learning in Microfluidics (231-254)
       Dorothy Sutherland Olsen

Out the Door: A Short History of the University of Toronto Collection of
Historical Scientific Instruments (255-261)
       Erich Weidenhammer,     Michael Da Silva

Ian Hesketh. Of Apes and Ancestors: Evolution, Christianity, and the Oxford
Debate (262-265)
       Sebastian Assenza

Marc Lange. Laws and Lawmakers: Science, Metaphysics, and the Laws of Nature
       Christopher Belanger

William Sims Bainbridge. The Warcraft Civilization: Social Science in a
Virtual World (270-272)
       Bruce J. Petrie

Steven Shapin. The Scientific Life: A Moral History of a Late Modern
Vocation (273-275)
       Michael Cournoyea

Learning From Artifacts: A Review of the “Reading Artifacts: Summer
Institute in the Material Culture of Science,” Presented by The Canada
Science and Technology Museum and Situating Science Cluster (276-279)
       Jaipreet Virdi

Aaron A. Cohen-Gadol and Dennis D. Spencer. The Legacy of Harvey Cushing:
Profiles of Patient Care (280-282)
       Delia Gavrus

Adrian Parr. Hijacking Sustainability (283-285)
       R. Moore

Eileen Crist and H. Bruce Rinker, eds. Gaia in Turmoil: Climate Change,
Biodepletion and Earth Ethics in an Age of Crisis (286-288)
       Julia Agapitos

David Pantalony. Altered Sensations: Rudolph Koenig’s Acoustical Workshop in
Nineteenth-Century Paris (289-291)
       Sarah-Jane Patterson

Michael Strevens. Depth: An Account of Scientific Explanation (292-299)
       Anthony Kulic

Spontaneous Generations
Isaac Record, Editor
isaac.record at utoronto.ca

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