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This article explores intellectual mobility among physicists in terms of: (1) changes in the questions posed by scientists during their research career; (2) changes in categories of research instruments; and (3) the materials on which research is done. We argue that elements of Laboratory...
A popular explanation of the success of scientific theories is their contribution to practical needs of “society” in general, or of powerful groups within society. This article challenges this common explanation by showing how the practical contribution itself is socially constructed by...
This article focuses on the relationship between practical and cognitive interests in the production of anthropological knowledge. It analyses the links between the projects of directed social transformation in “backward” societies that characterize the program of “development” since the...
Lowering serum cholesterol, which appears to reduce mortality due to cardiovascular disease, may also increase mortality due to violent causes, including homicide, suicide and accidents. In animal research, lowering cholesterol has been linked to increased aggression. These findings suggest a...
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