Science, Faith, and the American Imagination

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HHS 313
This course examines instances in American history in which “scientific” conclusions were widely perceived to be authoritative and true but were later shown to be fraudulent or false. The course examines effects that conclusions of this sort had not only on the culture at large but particularly on creative writers whose work in turn evokes tension between personal insight and faith in empirically derived “truth.”
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