Series: Rhetoric of Science and Technology
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Parlor Press (January 7, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 15792720
Format: PDF ePub TXT ebook
In EVOLUTION BY THE NUMBERS: THE ORIGINS OF MATHEMATICAL ARGUMENT IN BIOLOGY, James Wynn examines the confluence of science, mathematics, and rhetoric in the development of theories of evolution and heredity in the nineteenth century. EVOLUTION BY THE NUMBERS shows how mathematical warrants become accepted sources for argument in the biological sciences and explores the importance of rhetorical strategies in persuading biologists to accept mathem...