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Charles Darwin, the Copley Medal, and the Rise of Naturalism 1862-1864

ISBN-10: 0205723179
ISBN-13: 9780205723171
Edition: 2010
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Book details

List price: $29.60
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 4/22/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

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The Game
Introduction: Welcome to Victorian England
The Natural Theologians
The Naturalists
The Social Reformers
Basic Principles
The Play of the Game
Game Setting
Royal Society Meetings
The Role in the Royal Society
The Copley Medal
Special Roles in the Council of the Royal Society
Special Rules
Retention of Seat on the Council
Disqualification for reading aloud
Role of Gamemaster, Contact with Instructor
Student-Initiated Rule Modifications
A Word on The Use of Props
The Main Factions
A-Men (opponents of Darwin)
X-Men (supporters of Darwin)
Brief Sketches of Game Characters
Historical and Composite Factional Characters
Indeterminate Roles
Proceedings of the Royal Society
Podium Rule
Copley Nominations
Prelude to the Game
Detailed Agenda (Session by session)
Summary table of agenda and assignments: Protocol and Parliamentary Procedure
Specific Written and Oral Assignments
Playing a Natural Philosopher or Man of Science in Victorian England
Introduction to the Philosophical Controversy
The Historical Context: Things You Should Know
Appendices
Darwim,On the Origin of Species(1859)
Primary Source Documents
Review ofOn the Origin of Species
ldquo;Tactrdquo;
rsquo;sNovum Organum, 1620 (excerpts)
Natural Theology or, Evidences of the Existence and Attributes of the Diety
ldquo;A Nationrsquo;s Grief for a Nationrsquo;s Lossrdquo;
Sample Prayers fromThe Book of Common Prayer
Song Lyrics: ldquo;God Save the Queenrdquo;
Song Lyrics: ldquo;All Things Bright and Beautifulrdquo;
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