History and philosophy of the life sciences
Through a case study of the controversies surrounding the molecular clock, this paper examines the role of visual representation in the dynamics of scientific controversies. Representations of the molecular clock themselves became objects of controversy and so were not a means for closure. Instead visual representations of the molecular clock became tools for the further articulation of an ongoing controversy.
Dietrich, Michael, "Representing the object of controversy: The case of the molecular clock" (2007). Open Dartmouth: Faculty Open Access Articles. 18.