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    The Pseudoscience Wars: Immanuel Velikovsky and the Birth of the Modern Fringe.Michael D. Gordin - 2012 - University of Chicago Press.
    Recounts the works of Immanuel Velikovsky and the controversies surrounding it, discussing his influence on the counterculture and debates with such luminaries as Carl Sagan.
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    How Lysenkoism Became Pseudoscience: Dobzhansky to Velikovsky. [REVIEW]Michael D. Gordin - 2012 - Journal of the History of Biology 45 (3):443 - 468.
    At some point in America in the 1940s, T. D. Lysenko's neo-Lamarckian hereditary theories transformed from a set of disputed doctrines into a prime exemplar of "pseudoscience." This paper explores the context in which this theory acquired this pejorative status by examining American efforts to refute Lysenkoism both before and after the famous August 1948 endorsement of Lysenko's doctrines by the Stalinist state, with particular attention to the translation efforts of Theodosius Dobzhansky. After enumerating numerous tactics for combating perceived pseudoscience, (...)
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    Lysenko Unemployed: Soviet Genetics After the Aftermath.Michael D. Gordin - 2018 - Isis 109 (1):56-78.
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    Introduction: The Languages of Scientists.Michael D. Gordin & Kostas Tampakis - 2015 - History of Science 53 (4):365-377.
    Much of the scholarship in the history of science has undervalued the significance of the debates around language choice and language use. After surveying various historiographical trends characterizing the relationship of science to language, this introduction explores the role of language-choice in nation-building, education, publication and transnational exchanges. It concludes with a brief summary of the four case studies in this special issue, which explore the German, Greek, English and Russian languages in the context of the sciences in nineteenth-century Europe.
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    Playing Dice with Einstein.Michael D. Gordin - 2002 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 33 (1):95-100.
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    Playing Dice with Einstein.Michael D. Gordin - 2002 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 33 (1):95-100.
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    Crab Nebulous.Michael D. Gordin - 2016 - In Susan Neiman, Peter Galison & Wendy Doniger (eds.), What Reason Promises: Essays on Reason, Nature and History. De Gruyter. pp. 206-214.
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    Eric R. Scerri.The Periodic Table: Its Story and Its Significance. Xxii + 346 Pp., Illus., Figs., Index. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. $35. [REVIEW]Michael D. Gordin - 2007 - Isis 98 (3):666-667.
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    Gennady Gorelik. The World of Andrei Sakharov: A Russian Physicist’s Path to Freedom. With Antonina W. Bouis. Xviii + 406 Pp., Illus., Figs., App., Index. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. $47.50. [REVIEW]Michael D. Gordin - 2006 - Isis 97 (4):790-791.
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    Hydrogen Oxygenovich: Crafting Russian as a Language of Science in the Late Nineteenth Century.Michael D. Gordin - 2015 - History of Science 53 (4):417-437.
    Until the 1860s, science in Russia was principally conducted in Latin, French, and German. In the years leading up to and following the creation of the Russian Chemical Society in 1868, Russian chemists – treated in this article as both a representative sample of Russian scientists and also practitioners of the flagship science of the period – debated both the merits of developing a nomenclature that would enable Russian to “hold” modern inorganic and organic chemistry, and the practicability of doing (...)
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  11. Introduction: Hegemonic Languages and Science.Michael D. Gordin - 2017 - Isis 108 (3):606-611.
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    Joseph Bradley. Voluntary Associations in Tsarist Russia: Science, Patriotism, and Civil Society. Xiv + 366 Pp., Illus., Index. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2009. $55. [REVIEW]Michael D. Gordin - 2010 - Isis 101 (2):438-439.
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    N. I. Nevskaia . Istochniki po istorii astronomii Rossii XVIII v., vol. 1. 405 pp., illus., index. Saint Petersburg: Nauka, 2000. [REVIEW]Michael D. Gordin - 2005 - Isis 96 (1):113-113.
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    Noah J. Efron. A Chosen Calling: Jews in Science in the Twentieth Century. Xv + 149 Pp., Bibl., Index. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014. $26.95. [REVIEW]Michael D. Gordin - 2015 - Isis 106 (4):968-969.
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    Paul R. Josephson. Would Trotsky Wear a Bluetooth? Technological Utopianism Under Socialism, 1917–1989. Ix + 342 Pp., Illus., Index. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010. $74.95. [REVIEW]Michael D. Gordin - 2010 - Isis 101 (4):855-856.
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  16. Seeing is Believing : Professor Vagner's Wonderful World.Michael D. Gordin - 2011 - In Lorraine Daston & Elizabeth Lunbeck (eds.), Histories of Scientific Observation. University of Chicago Press.
     
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    Steven Seegel. Mapping Europe's Borderlands: Russian Cartography in the Age of Empire. Xi + 368 Pp., Figs., Illus., Bibl., Index. Chicago/London: University of Chicago Press, 2012. $55. [REVIEW]Michael D. Gordin - 2013 - Isis 104 (2):400-401.
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    Silvan S. Schweber. Einstein and Oppenheimer: The Meaning of Genius. Xiv + 412 Pp., Illus., Bibl., Index. Cambridge, Mass./London: Harvard University Press, 2008. $29.95. [REVIEW]Michael D. Gordin - 2009 - Isis 100 (1):186-188.
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    The Anthrax Solution: The Sverdlovsk Incident and the Resolution of a Biological Weapons Controversy. [REVIEW]Michael D. Gordin - 1997 - Journal of the History of Biology 30 (3):441 - 480.
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    The Dostoevsky Machine in Georgetown: Scientific Translation in the Cold War.Michael D. Gordin - 2016 - Annals of Science 73 (2):208-223.
    SUMMARYMachine Translation is now ubiquitous in discussions of translation. The roots of this phenomenon — first publicly unveiled in the so-called ‘Georgetown-IBM Experiment’ on 9 January 1954 — displayed not only the technological utopianism still associated with dreams of a universal computer translator, but was deeply enmeshed in the political pressures of the Cold War and a dominating conception of scientific writing as both the goal of machine translation as well as its method. Machine translation was created, in part, as (...)
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    The Forgetting and Rediscovery of Soviet Machine Translation.Michael D. Gordin - 2020 - Critical Inquiry 46 (4):835-866.
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    The Importation of Being Earnest: The Early St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences.Michael D. Gordin - 2000 - Isis 91 (1):1-31.
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    The Other Demarcation Problem.Michael D. Gordin - 2019 - Isis 110 (4):766-769.
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    Translating Textbooks: Russian, German, and the Language of Chemistry.Michael D. Gordin - 2012 - Isis 103 (1):88-98.
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    What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Language and Science?Michael D. Gordin - 2020 - Centaurus 62 (4):822-825.
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    A Splintered Function: Fate, Faith, and the Father of the Atomic Bomb. [REVIEW]Sheila Jasanoff, Michael D. Gordin, Andrew Jewett & Charles Thorpe - 2008 - Metascience 17 (3):351-387.
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    Contingencies of the Early Nuclear Arms Race: Michael Gordin: Red Cloud at Dawn: Truman, Stalin, and the End of the Atomic Monopoly. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009, 416pp, US$28 HB.S. S. Schweber, Alex Wellerstein, Ethan Pollock, Barton J. Bernstein & Michael D. Gordin - 2011 - Metascience 20 (3):443-465.
    Contingencies of the early nuclear arms race Content Type Journal Article Pages 1-23 DOI 10.1007/s11016-010-9495-z Authors S. S. Schweber, Department of the History of Science, Harvard University, Science Center 371, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA Alex Wellerstein, Department of the History of Science, Harvard University, Science Center 371, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA Ethan Pollock, Department of History, Box N, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA Barton J. Bernstein, History Department, Building 200, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-2024, USA Michael D. Gordin, History (...)
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