critically review a biography of a Charles Darwin. Give a sense of who this scientist was/is as a person, what branch of science they contributed to, and how their work intersects with their historical and cultural moment. What is your subject’s view of science? How was science a human endeavor for them? Did they fit into a scientific paradigm, or lead to a shift in their scientific paradigm?
Answer these questions:
What did this person contribute to science?
Did this person contribute to a scientific revolution?
How does this person compare to other scientists from this course?
What failures did this person encounter?
Can you detect any traces of mythology or religion in their writings?
Were their discoveries serendipitous?
Were there parallel developments by other scientists at the same time?
Were they in competition with other scientists?
What other interests define them as a person, and did any of these influence their approach to science?