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  1. Naomi Oreskes (2014). Scaling Up Our Vision. Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 105 (2):379-391.
    Historians have been slow to incorporate the ocean as a focus of study, in part because we have viewed it as standing mostly apart from human societies and activities. Whether that was ever truly the case is arguable, but it is certainly no longer true today. Global climate change and ocean acidification point to the now-pervasive impact of humans on the ocean environment and, conversely, the crucial importance of the ocean in the development of human affairs. Understanding the human effects (...)
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  2. Naomi Oreskes (2013). Why I Am a Presentist. Science in Context 26 (4):595-609.
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  3. Naomi Oreskes (2012). Models All the Way Down. Metascience 21 (1):99-104.
    Models all the way down Content Type Journal Article Pages 1-6 DOI 10.1007/s11016-011-9558-9 Authors Naomi Oreskes, Department of History, University of California, San Diego La Jolla, CA 92093-0104, USA Journal Metascience Online ISSN 1467-9981 Print ISSN 0815-0796.
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  4. Steven Yearley, David Mercer, Andy Pitman, Naomi Oreskes & Erik Conway (2012). Perspectives on Global Warming. Metascience 21 (3):531-559.
    Perspectives on global warming Content Type Journal Article Category Book Symposium Pages 1-29 DOI 10.1007/s11016-011-9639-9 Authors Steven Yearley, ESRC Genomics Policy and Research Forum, University of Edinburgh, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AQ UK David Mercer, Science and Technology Studies Program, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia Andy Pitman, Climate Change Research Centre, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia Naomi Oreskes, Department of History, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0104, USA Erik Conway, Caltech, (...)
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  5. Elena Aronova & Naomi Oreskes (2010). History of Russian Underwater Acoustics. [REVIEW] Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 101:662-663.
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  6. Peter Galison, Victor S. Navasky, Naomi Oreskes, Anthony Romero & Aryeh Neier (2010). What We Have Learned About Limiting Knowledge in a Democracy. Social Research: An International Quarterly 77 (3):1013-1051.
    Aryeh Neier: The topic of this session is "What We Have Learned about Limiting Knowledge in a Democracy," and it says we should discuss "how should we proceed and where should lines be drawn?" I'm going to conduct a conversation in which I will focus on this question of limits. The panel is very distinguished, very diverse, and I think we ought to be able to anticipate a diversity of views. All of our speakers are people who promote freedom of (...)
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  7. Naomi Oreskes & Erik M. Conway (2010). Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues From Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming. Bloomsbury Press.
    The U.S. scientific community has long led the world in research on such areas as public health, environmental science, and issues affecting quality of life. These scientists have produced landmark studies on the dangers of DDT, tobacco smoke, acid rain, and global warming. But at the same time, a small yet potent subset of this community leads the world in vehement denial of these dangers. -/- Merchants of Doubt tells the story of how a loose-knit group of high-level scientists and (...)
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  8. Naomi Oreskes, David A. Stainforth & Leonard A. Smith (2010). Adaptation to Global Warming: Do Climate Models Tell Us What We Need to Know? Philosophy of Science 77 (5):1012-1028.
  9. Naomi Oreskes (2008). The Devil is in the (Historical) Details: Continental Drift as a Case of Normatively Appropriate Consensus? Perspectives on Science 16 (3):pp. 253-264.
    In Social Empiricism, Miriam Solomon proposes a via media between traditional philosophical realism and social construction of scientific knowledge, but ignores a large body of historical literature that has attempted to plough just that path. She also proposes a standard for normatively appropriate consensus that, arguably, no theory in the history of science has ever achieved, including her own ideal type—plate tectonics. And while valorizing dissent, she fails to consider how dissent has been used in recent decades as a political (...)
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  10. Naomi Oreskes & Erik M. Conway (2008). Challenging Knowledge: How Climate Science Became a Victim of the Cold War. In Robert N. Proctor & Londa Schiebinger (eds.), Agnotology: The Making and Unmaking of Ignorance. Stanford University Press Stanford, California 55--89.
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  11. Zuoyue Wang & Naomi Oreskes (2008). History of Science and American Science Policy. Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 99:365-373.
    Historians of science have participated actively in debates over American science policy in the post–World War II period in a variety of ways, but their impact has been more to elucidate general concepts than to effect specific policy changes. Personal experiences, in the case of the debate over global warming, have demonstrated both the value and the limits of such involvement for the making of public policy. To be effective, historians of science need to strive for clarity in public expression, (...)
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  12. Naomi Oreskes (2007). The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change: How Do We Know We're Not Wrong? In Joseph F. DiMento & Pamela Doughman (eds.), Climate Change: What It Means for Us, Our Children, and Our Grandchildren. The MIT Press 65.
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  13. Naomi Oreskes (2001). Author's Response. Metascience 10 (2):217-222.
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  14. Naomi Oreskes & James R. Fleming (2000). Why Geophysics? Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 31 (3):253-257.
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  15. Naomi Oreskes (1998). Gender and Scientific Authority by Barbara Laslett; Sally Gregory Kohlstedt; Helen Longino; Evelynn Hammonds. [REVIEW] Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 89:522-523.
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  16. Martin Rudwick, Naomi Oreskes, David Oldroyd, David Philip Miller, Alan Chalmers, John Forge, David Turnbull, Peter Slezak, David Bloor, Craig Callender, Keith Hutchison, Steven Savitt & Huw Price (1996). Review Symposia. Metascience 5 (1):7-85.
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  17. Naomi Oreskes, Kristin Shrader-Frechette & Kenneth Belitz (1994). Verification, Validation, and Confirmation of Numerical Models in the Earth Sciences. Science 263 (5147):641-646.
    Verification and validation of numerical models of natural systems is impossible. This is because natural systems are never closed and because model results are always nonunique. Models can be confirmed by the demonstration of agreement between observation and prediction, but confirmation is inherently partial. Complete confirmation is logically precluded by the fallacy of affirming the consequent and by incomplete access to natural phenomena. Models can only be evaluated in relative terms, and their predictive value is always open to question. The (...)
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  18. Naomi Oreskes (1991). Drifting Continents and Colliding Paradigms: Perspectives on the Geoscience Revolution by John A. Stewart. [REVIEW] Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 82:775-776.
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  19. Naomi Oreskes (1990). Drifting Continents and Shifting Theories. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 23 (1):113-115.
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