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    Reading Feynman Into Nanotechnology.Christopher P. Toumey - 2008 - Techne 12 (3):133-168.
    As histories of nanotechnology are created, one question arises repeatedly: how influential was Richard Feynman’s 1959 talk, “There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom”? It is often said by knowledgeable people that this talk was the origin of nanotech. It preceded events like the invention of the scanning tunneling microscope, but did it inspire scientists to do things they would not have done otherwise? Did Feynman’s paper directly influence important scientific developments in nanotechnology? Or is his paper being retroactively read (...)
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    Privacy in the Shadow of Nanotechnology.Chris Toumey - 2007 - NanoEthics 1 (3):211-222.
    One of the more salient concerns about nanotechnology is the fear that it will harm privacy by collecting personal information and distributing it. This sentiment is complicated by the fact that the specific nanotechnologies that might affect privacy are located more in the near future than in the present, so our knowledge of them is more speculative than empirical. To come to terms with these issues, we will need both knowledge of the science – what is realistic and what is (...)
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    Seven Religious Reactions to Nanotechnology.Chris Toumey - 2011 - NanoEthics 5 (3):251-267.
    Nanotechnology—the control of matter at the level of atoms and molecules—has evoked a large body of literature on moral and ethical issues. Almost all of this is expressed in secular voices. Religious commentaries about nanotechnology have been much more rare. And yet survey research indicates that religious belief will be one of the most powerful influences in shaping public views about nanotechnology. This paper argues that it is worth knowing what religious voices have said about nanotechnology, so that we might (...)
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  4. Book Reviews : The Creationists, by Ronald L. Numbers. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992, 458 + Xvii Pp. $27.50. [REVIEW]Christopher P. Toumey - 1994 - Science, Technology and Human Values 19 (1):113-115.
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    Feynman Unprocessed.Chris Toumey - 2005 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 8 (3):76-86.
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    Feynman Unprocessed.Chris Toumey - 2005 - Techne 8 (3):76-86.
  7. Lessons From the Land of Atoms and Molecules.Chris Toumey - 2019 - Philosophia Scientiæ. Travaux d'Histoire Et de Philosophie des Sciences 23:139-150.
    Lorsque les sciences humaines et sociales analysent les nanotechnologies, que révèlent-elles de ces disciplines? Ici, je propose six éléments de réponse. Tout d’abord, nous pouvons nous demander si notre travail est issu de travaux antérieurs sur d’autres sujets scientifiques, tels que les organismes génétiquement modifiés ou le programme ELSI du projet du génome humain. Deuxièmement, comment jugeons-nous les promesses extravagantes associées à les nanotechnologies? Troisièmement, que concluons-nous sur les origines des nanotechnologies? Après cela, le problème de la définition des nanotechnologies. (...)
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  8. Lessons From the Land of Atoms and Molecules.Chris Toumey - 2019 - Philosophia Scientae 23:139-150.
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    Narratives for Nanotech.Chris Toumey - 2004 - Techne 8 (2):88-116.
  10. The Moral Character of Mad Scientists: A Cultural Critique of Science.Christopher P. Toumey - 1992 - Science, Technology and Human Values 17 (4):411-437.
    The mad scientist stories of fiction and film are exercises in antirationalism, particularly its Gothic horror variant. As such, they convey the argument that rationalist secular science is dangerous, and their principal device for doing so is to invest the evil of science in the personality of the scientist. To understand this cultural critique of science, it is necessary to understand how the symbols of the scientist's personality are manipulated. This article argues that mad scientists become increasingly amoral as nineteenth-century (...)
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