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> Literature references:
> Popper, K R: Objective knowledge: an evolutionary approach, Oxford 1972.
> Kuhn, Thomas S: The structure of scientific revolutions. Univ. of Chicago
> Press, 1962.
> Sokal, Alan D: Transgressing the boundaries: Toward a transformative
> hermeneutics of quantum gravity. Social Text 46/47 vol. 14 no. 1-2 1996 p.
Another source worth investigating is
Hull, D. L. (2001). Science and selection: essays on biological
evolution and the philosophy of science. Cambridge, U.K. ; New York,
Cambridge University Press.
Hull has some essays in this that address exactly the topic you are, and
makes some points about there being largescale research of this kind
only if there is largescale funding available for it.
-- John Wilkins, Head, Communication Services, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, Australia Homo homini aut deus aut lupus - Erasmus of Rotterdam <http://www.users.bigpond.com/thewilkins/darwiniana.html>
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