Leaders of the new Royal Society of London in the 1660s insisted that authentic science depended upon actual experiments performed, observed, and recorded by the scientists themselves.
demeaned by the mucking about with chemicals
although published accounts of the experiments rarely, if ever, acknowledged the technicians
Nor was Boyle unique in relying on technicians without publicly crediting their work.
Why were the contributions of these technicians not recognized by their employers
who performed experiments and why.
views of 17th-century English scientists led them to leave much of their lab work to technicians, and prevented them from giving technicians the proper credit for their work
scientists and the way it was actually performed
believed that experiments should be performed by the scientists themselves, without relying on others for assistance.
not act in accordance with their beliefs
iments by paid technicians whose contributions went unacknowledged.
three reasons why the role of technicians was unacknowledged:
result of flashes of insight on the part of brilliant individuals rather than through group efforts
he tendency to disregard as unreliable the input of the wage-slave technicians.
The fact that 17th-century English scientists were members of the upper class who held the manual labor done by their technicians in disdain; and
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