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Willem Halffman
Faculty of Science
Radboud University

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  1. Why and how? Dissecting history
    Dissecting history from the Greeks to the Scientific Revolution
     
  2. The classification of nature
    Herbals, Linnaeus and taxonomy, natural history
     
  3. Evolution
    Lamarck, Darwin, evolutionary biology
     
  4. The rise of the laboratory
    From alchemy to Pasteur and the experimental style
     
  5. From generation to genetics
    Inheritance, Mendel, fruit flies and eugenics
     
  6. The molecularisation of biology
    The discovery of DNA, but also biology under Stalin
     
  7. Agriculture and medicine
    How biology changed the world, and the world changed biology
     
  8. The arrival of ‘the environment’
    Ecology, nature conservation, environmental protection, regulation