Laws of Men and Laws of Nature

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Are scientific expert witnesses partisans, or spokesmen for objective science? This ambiguity has troubled the relations between scientists and the legal system for more than 200 years. Modern expert testimony first appeared in the late eighteenth century, and while its use steadily increased throughout the nineteenth century, in cases involving everything from patents to X-rays, the respect paid to it steadily declined, inside and outside of the courtroom. With deep learning and wry humor, Tal Golan tells stories of courtroom drama and confusion and media jeering on both sides of the Atlantic, until the start of the twenty-first century, as the courts still search for ways that will allow them to distinguish between good and bad science.

 

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Where Theres Muck Theres Brass The Rise of the Modern Expert Witness
5
The Common Liar the Damned Liar and the Scientific Expert The Growing Problem of Expert Testimony
52
Who Shall Decide Where Experts Disagree? The NineteenthCentury Debates
107
Blood Will Out Distinguishing Humans from Animals and Scientists from Charlatans
144
The Authority of Shadows The Law and XRays
176
Science Unwanted The Law and Psychology
211
Epilogue
254
Notes
267
Index
314
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Tal Golan is Associate Professor of History of Science at the University of California, San Diego.

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