Author Archives: John S. Wilkins

About John S. Wilkins

PhD in HPS - published on species concepts and classification, among other topics. Honorary Fellow at the University of Melbourne. webmaster

On the origins of creativity

I’m not a very creative guy. I had an idea back in the 1970s, but I managed not to do anything about it in time for someone else to do something with an almost identical idea. I think I dodged … Continue reading

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Links series

At my blog Evolving Thoughts, I do links posts about twice a week (all with titles of 1980s movies). They often have HPS material. You can subscribe to them here.

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In memoriam Margaret Osler

An obituary for Margaret Osler is here [h/t Leiter].

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The history of science in 140 characters or less

Michael Barton asked the following question on Twitter: In 140 characters or less, what is “history of science”? #histsci See the answers. I’m still waiting for my iPad.

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How scientists think, a book proposal

I’m too busy at the moment to blog, write, think or maintain my personal hygiene, so I thought I’d add content by getting my readers to provide it for me. So I’m going to propose a little project. First, a … Continue reading

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Women in science

Notice the incredible lack of XX karyotypes in the above header image? Me too. I want to find a nice historical shot of people doing science en masse, but I can’t find any with women in it before the 1990s. … Continue reading

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HPS links

From Skulls in the Stars 5 days until The Giant’s Shoulders #27! Posted on September 10, 2010 by skullsinthestars There’s only 11 days left before the deadline of the next edition of The Giant’s Shoulders history of science blog carnival!  It will be held … Continue reading

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