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    Evolution: The History of an Idea.Peter J. Bowler - 1985 - Journal of the History of Biology 18 (1):155-157.
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    The Eclipse of Darwinism: Anti-Darwinian Evolution Theories in the Decades Around 1900.Peter J. Bowler - 1984 - Journal of the History of Biology 17 (3):433-434.
  3. Evolution: The History of an Idea.Peter J. Bowler - 1987 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 38 (2):261-265.
     
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  4. The Non-Darwinian Revolution: Reinterpreting a Historical Myth.Peter J. Bowler - 1990 - Journal of the History of Biology 23 (3):529-531.
     
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  5. The Mendelian Revolution: The Emergence of Hereditarian Concepts in Modern Science and Society.Peter J. Bowler - 1989 - Journal of the History of Biology 24 (1):167-168.
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    Reconciling Science and Religion: THE DEBATE IN EARLY-TWENTIETH-CENTURY BRITAIN.Peter J. Bowler - 2001 - University of Chicago Press.
    Although much has been written about the vigorous debates over science and religion in the Victorian era, little attention has been paid to their continuing importance in early twentieth-century Britain. Reconciling Science and Religion provides a comprehensive survey of the interplay between British science and religion from the late nineteenth century to World War II. Peter J. Bowler argues that unlike the United States, where a strong fundamentalist opposition to evolutionism developed in the 1920s (most famously expressed in the Scopes (...)
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    Progress Unchained: Ideas of Evolution, Human History and the Future.Peter J. Bowler - 2021 - Cambridge University Press.
    Progress Unchained reinterprets the history of the idea of progress using parallels between evolutionary biology and changing views of human history. Early concepts of progress in both areas saw it as the ascent of a linear scale of development toward a final goal. The 'chain of being' defined a hierarchy of living things with humans at the head, while social thinkers interpreted history as a development toward a final paradise or utopia. Darwinism reconfigured biological progress as a 'tree of life' (...)
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  8. Theories of Human Evolution: A Century of Debate, 1844-1944.Peter J. Bowler - 1988 - Journal of the History of Biology 21 (1):165-166.
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    Life's Splendid Drama: Evolutionary Biology and the Reconstruction of Life's Ancestry, 1860-1940.Peter J. Bowler - 1997 - Journal of the History of Biology 30 (2):303-306.
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    The Changing Meaning of "Evolution".Peter J. Bowler - 1975 - Journal of the History of Ideas 36 (1):95.
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    Preformation and Pre-Existence in the Seventeenth Century: A Brief Analysis.Peter J. Bowler - 1971 - Journal of the History of Biology 4 (2):221-244.
    It is beyond the scope of this paper to describe in detail the rise to popularity of the emboîtement theories during the last decades of the seventeenth century.51 Eventually the theories did gain great influence, but some points emerging from the above discussion indicate that the rise to popularity was not, perhaps, quite as rapid as has sometimes been assumed.52 Although the earlier preformation theories were sometimes regarded as the ancestors of the later ideas,53 there was little intellectual continuity between (...)
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    What Darwin Disturbed: The Biology That Might Have Been.Peter J. Bowler - 2008 - Isis 99 (3):560-567.
    The launch of a revolutionary new scientific theory represents a rare occasion on which the apparently cumulative development of science might be influenced by particular events. Yet in the case of the Darwinian revolution it is often claimed that the theory of evolution by natural selection would have emerged more or less inevitably, given the scientific and cultural circumstances prevailing in mid-Victorian Britain. This essay challenges that claim by arguing that if Darwin had not been there to write his Origin (...)
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    Revisiting the Eclipse of Darwinism.Peter J. Bowler - 2005 - Journal of the History of Biology 38 (1):19-32.
    The article sums up a number of points made by the author concerning the response to Darwinism in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and repeats the claim that a proper understanding of the theory's impact must take account of the extent to which what are now regarded as the key aspects of Darwin's thinking were evaded by his immediate followers. Potential challenges to this position are described and responded to.
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  14. Mystery of Mysteries: Is Evolution a Social Construction? [REVIEW]Peter J. Bowler - 2001 - Journal of the History of Biology 34 (1):199-200.
     
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  15. Huxley: The Devil's Disciple.Adrian Desmond & Peter J. Bowler - 1995 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 17 (1):173.
     
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    Malthus, Darwin, and the Concept of Struggle.Peter J. Bowler - 1976 - Journal of the History of Ideas 37 (4):631.
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    Bonnet and Buffon: Theories of Generation and the Problem of Species.Peter J. Bowler - 1973 - Journal of the History of Biology 6 (2):259-281.
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    Darwinism and the Argument From Design: Suggestions for a Reevaluation.Peter J. Bowler - 1977 - Journal of the History of Biology 10 (1):29-43.
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    What Darwin Disturbed: The Biology That Might Have Been.Peter J. Bowler - 2008 - Isis 99 (3):560-567.
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    American Palaeontology and the Reception of Darwinism.Peter J. Bowler - 2017 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 66:3-7.
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    What-If History of Science: Peter J. Bowler: Darwin Deleted: Imagining a World Without Darwin. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013, Ix+318pp, $30.00 HB.Peter J. Bowler, Robert J. Richards & Alan C. Love - 2015 - Metascience 24 (1):5-24.
    Alan C. LoveDarwinian calisthenicsAn athlete engages in calisthenics as part of basic training and as a preliminary to more advanced or intense activity. Whether it is stretching, lunges, crunches, or push-ups, routine calisthenics provide a baseline of strength and flexibility that prevent a variety of injuries that might otherwise be incurred. Peter Bowler has spent 40 years doing Darwinian calisthenics, researching and writing on the development of evolutionary ideas with special attention to Darwin and subsequent filiations among scientists exploring evolution (...)
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  22. Charles Darwin: The Man and His Influence.Peter J. Bowler & Thomas Junker - 1997 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 19 (3).
     
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    E. W. MacBride's Lamarckian Eugenics and its Implications for the Social Construction of Scientific Knowledge.Peter J. Bowler - 1984 - Annals of Science 41 (3):245-260.
    E. W. MacBride was one of the last supporters of Lamarckian evolution, and played a prominent role in the ‘case of the midwife toad’. Unlike most Lamarckians, however, he adopted a very conservative political stance, advocating the permanent inferiority of some races and the necessity of restricting the breeding of the unfit. This article shows how MacBride turned Lamarckism into a plausible means of supporting these positions, by arguing that progressive evolution is a slow process, and that degeneration of the (...)
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    Francis Galton's Saltationism and the Ambiguities of Selection.Peter J. Bowler - 2014 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 48:272-279.
  25. Reconciling Science and Religion: The Debate in Early-Twentieth-Century Britain.Peter J. Bowler, John Hedley Brooke & Margaret J. Osler - 2002 - Journal of the History of Biology 35 (2):416-418.
     
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  26. Fossils and Progress.Peter J. Bowler - 1978 - Journal of the History of Biology 11 (1):217-217.
     
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    The Eclipse of Pseudo-Darwinism? Reflections on Some Recent Developments in Darwin Studies.Peter J. Bowler - 2009 - History of Science 47 (4):431-443.
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    The Whig Interpretation of Geology.Peter J. Bowler - 1988 - Biology and Philosophy 3 (1):99-103.
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    Edward Drinker Cope and the Changing Structure of Evolutionary Theory.Peter J. Bowler - 1977 - Isis 68 (2):249-265.
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    Discovering Science From an Armchair: Popular Science in British Magazines of the Interwar Years.Peter J. Bowler - 2016 - Annals of Science 73 (1):89-107.
    ABSTRACTAnalysing the contents of magazines published with the stated intention of conveying information about science and technology to the public provides a mechanism for evaluation what counted as ‘popular science’. This article presents numerical surveys of the contents of three magazines published in inter-war Britain and offers an evaluation of the results. The problem of defining relevant topic-categories is addressed, both direct and indirect strategies being employed to ensure that the topics correspond to what the editors and publishers took to (...)
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    Hugo De Vries and Thomas Hunt Morgan: The Mutation Theory and the Spirit of Darwinism.Peter J. Bowler - 1978 - Annals of Science 35 (1):55-73.
    A great deal is known about the technical issues surrounding the introduction of Hugo De Vries's mutation theory and the subsequent development of the modern genetical theory of natural selection. But so far little has been done to relate these events to the wider issues of the time. This article suggests that extra-scientific factors played a significant role, and substantiates this by comparing De Vries's respect for the original Darwinian spirit with Thomas Hunt Morgan's use of the mutation theory as (...)
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    Evolutionism in the Enlightenment.Peter J. Bowler - 1974 - History of Science 12 (3):159-183.
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    The Whig Interpretation of Geology: A Review of Rachel Laudan, "From Mineralogy to Geology: The Foundations of a Science, 1650-1830". [REVIEW]Peter J. Bowler - 1988 - Biology and Philosophy 3 (1):99.
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    Development and Adaptation: Evolutionary Concepts in British Morphology, 1870–1914.Peter J. Bowler - 1989 - British Journal for the History of Science 22 (3):283-297.
    Bernard Norton's research concentrated on the Biometrical school of Darwinism and the social implications of the hereditarian ideas that began to gain popularity in the closing years of the nineteenth century. In this article I want to look at the previous generation of evolutionists, the evolutionary morphologists against whom the Biometricians were reacting. Despite the prominence of evolutionary morphology in the post-Darwinian era, comparatively little historical work has been done on it. In helping to fill this gap, I hope to (...)
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    The Promise of Science in Early 20th-Century Popular Literature.Peter J. Bowler - 2017 - Centaurus 59 (3):238-250.
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    Popular Science Magazines in Interwar Britain: Authors and Readerships.Peter J. Bowler - 2013 - Science in Context 26 (3):437-457.
    ArgumentThis article is based on a detailed survey of three British popular science magazines published during the interwar years. It focuses on the authors who wrote for the magazines, using the information to analyze the ways in which scientists and popular writers contributed to the dissemination of information about science and technology. It shows how the different readerships toward which the magazines were directed determined the proportion of trained scientists who provided material for publication. The most serious magazine,Discovery, featured almost (...)
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    The Norton History of the Environmental Sciences.Peter J. Bowler - 1993 - W. W. Norton.
    Chronicles humanity's long quest to understand its own origins and the connectedness of all life on Earth.
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    Darwin and Islam.Peter J. Bowler - 2015 - Science & Education 24 (9-10):1255-1256.
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    Are the Arthropoda a Natural Group? An Episode in the History of Evolutionary Biology.Peter J. Bowler - 1994 - Journal of the History of Biology 27 (2):177-213.
  40. Geographical Distribution in the Origin of Species.Peter J. Bowler - 2009 - In Michael Ruse & Robert J. Richards (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to the "Origin of Species". Cambridge University Press.
     
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    Darwin on Man in the "Origin of Species": A Reply to Carl Bajema. [REVIEW]Peter J. Bowler - 1989 - Journal of the History of Biology 22 (3):497 - 500.
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    Robert J. Richards and Michael Ruse, Debating Darwin. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2016. Pp. Xvi + 299. ISBN 978-0-226-38442-9. £21.00/$30.00. [REVIEW]Peter J. Bowler - 2017 - British Journal for the History of Science 50 (1):158-159.
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    A Response to Robert J. Richards, “Ideology and the History of Science”.Peter J. Bowler - 1993 - Biology and Philosophy 8 (1):109-110.
  44. Monism in Britain : Biologists and the Rationalist Press Association.Peter J. Bowler - 2012 - In Todd H. Weir (ed.), Monism: Science, Philosophy, Religion, and the History of a Worldview. Palgrave-Macmillan.
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  45. Popularizing Science and Technology in the European Periphery, 1800-2000 - Edited by Faidra Papanelopoulou.Peter J. Bowler - 2010 - Centaurus 52 (3):258-259.
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  46. Racial TheoriesMichael Banton.Peter J. Bowler - 1988 - Isis 79 (2):330-331.
  47. T. H. Huxley: Man's Place in NatureJames G. Paradis.Peter J. Bowler - 1979 - Isis 70 (3):477-478.
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  48. The Impact of Theories of Generation Upon the Concept of a Biological Species in the Last Half of the Eighteenth Century.Peter J. Bowler & Toronto - 1971 - The Author.
     
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  49. The Correspondence of Charles Darwin. Vol. 9: 1861.Frederick Burkhardt, Duncan M. Porter, Joy Harvey, Marsha Richmond & Peter J. Bowler - 1995 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 17 (1):173.
     
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  50. Rediscovering the Science of the History of Life. A Review of E. Ray Lankester and the Making of Modern British Biology. [REVIEW]Michael T. Ghiselin, Joseph Lester & Peter J. Bowler - 1996 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 18 (1):123-128.
     
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