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Laws of Men and Laws of Nature By Tal Golan

Laws of Men and Laws of Nature

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Are scientific expert witnesses partisans, or spokesmen for objective science? This ambiguity has troubled the relations between scientists and the legal system for more than 200 years. This book tells stories of courtroom drama and confusion and media jeering on both sides of the Atlantic, until the start of the 21st century.

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Laws of Men and Laws of Nature: The History of Scientific Expert Testimony in England and America by Tal Golan

Are scientific expert witnesses partisans, or spokesmen for objective science? This ambiguity has troubled the relations between scientists and the legal system for more than 200 years. With deep learning and wry humor, Tal Golan tells stories of courtroom drama and confusion and media jeering on both sides of the Atlantic, until the start of the 21st century, as the courts still search for ways that will allow them to distinguish between good and bad science.

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"Trials are the stuff of Golan's engaging narrative as he briskly guides his readers through some of the formative moments in a century or so of scientific expert testimony in English and American common law." - Sheila Jasanoff, Nature"

About Tal Golan


Tal Golan is Associate Professor of History of Science at the University of California, San Diego.

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GOR006781100
Laws of Men and Laws of Nature: The History of Scientific Expert Testimony in England and America by Tal Golan
Tal Golan
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Harvard University Press
2004-07-13
336
0674012860
9780674012868
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