1. James R. Hofmann (2013). Denis R. Alexander and Ronald L. Numbers , Eds. Biology and Ideology From Descartes to Dawkins . Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010. Pp. 453. $95.00 (Cloth), $35.00 (Paper). [REVIEW] Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 3 (1):175-179.
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  2. James R. Hofmann & Bruce H. Weber (2003). The Fact of Evolution: Implications for Science Education. Science and Education 12 (8):729-760.
    Creationists who object to evolution in the science curriculum of public schools often cite Jonathan Well’s book Icons of Evolution in their support (Wells 2000). In the third chapter of his book Wells claims that neither paleontological nor molecular evidence supports the thesis that the history of life is an evolutionary process of descent from preexisting ancestors. We argue that Wells inappropriately relies upon ambiguities inherent in the term ‘Darwinian’ and the phrase ‘Darwin’s theory’. Furthermore, he does not accurately distinguish (...)
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  3. James R. Hofmann & Paul A. Hofmann (1992). Darcy's Law and Structural Explanation in Hydrology. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1992:23 - 35.
    Darcy's law is a phenomenological relationship for fluid flow rate that finds one of its principle applications in hydrology. Theoretical hydrologists rely upon a multiplicity of conceptual models to carry out approximate derivations of Darcy's law. These derivations provide structural explanations of the law; they require the application of fundamental principles, such as conservation of momentum, to idealized models of the porous media within which the flow occurs. In practice, recognition of the idealized conditions incorporated into models facilitates the empirical (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation