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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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    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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  3. 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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