Pavlov's dogs and Schrödinger's cat: scenes from the living laboratory

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2009.
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From the sheep, dog, and cockerel that were sent aloft in Montgolfier's balloon to test the air over Paris, to the famous clone Dolly the Sheep and the Darwinian finches of the Galapagos,Pavlov's Dogs and Schrödinger's Cat offers a fascinating and enlightening look at the use of plants and animals--including humans--in scientific experiments. Rom Harré here provides a fresh and fascinating perspective on research, setting aside moral reflection to simply examine the history of how and why living creatures have been used for the purposes of discovery. Ranging over five centuries, the book uncovers many extraordinary stories, including tales of the people involved, to many curious incidents and episodes, and the occasional scientific fraud. From Gregor Mendel's use of pea plants to explore heredity, to Barry Marshall's use of himself as the experimental animal in his helicobacter experiments (he survived) and even the use of an imaginary cat in Schrödinger's famous thought experiment, the reader discovers here a perspective on scientific work he or she has never encountered before--the concept of the "living laboratory."
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table_of_contents Instruments and apparatus : tools for experimenting -- Detecting : hyenas, frogs, zebra fish, and assorted farm animals -- Measuring : the bodies of kings, fossils, lichen, and pollen grains -- Extending an established domain : dogs, horses, frogs, and trees -- Exploring a new domain : a bald mouse, two chimpanzees, and some people -- Testing hypotheses : more dogs, monkeys, and ticks -- Modelling individuals : yet more dogs, a few mice, and one human stomach -- Modelling worlds : voles, peas, fruit flies, finches, and deep oceanic worms -- Practising deception : spring wheat and midwife toads -- Inventing novel beings : an imaginary cat and virtual life forms.
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title Pavlov's dogs and Schrödinger's cat : scenes from the living laboratory
title_alt Schrödinger's cat.
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title_sort pavlov's dogs and schrödinger's cat scenes from the living laboratory
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