Porter, Theodore



Theodore M. Porter is a historian of science and Distinguished Professor of History at UCLA, where he has taught for about 25 years. His publications have mainly concerned the history of statistics, data, measurement, and calculation, especially in the human sciences. His previous books include The Rise of Statistical Thinking (1986), Trust in Numbers: The Pursuit of Objectivity in Science and Public Life (1995), and Karl Pearson: The Scientific Life in a Statistical Age (2004).


On Rorotoko:

On his book Genetics in the Madhouse: The Unknown History of Human Heredity
(Our Cover Feature of June 17, 2018)