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Taking sides. Clashing views in science, technology and society

Author: Thomas A Easton
Publisher: Dubuque, Iowa : McGraw-Hill Higher Education, ©2008.
Series: Taking sides.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 8th edView all editions and formats
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Contains nineteen articles that provide opposing viewpoints on topics related to science, technology, and society, discussing the place of science and technology in society, the environment, human health and welfare, space, the computer revolution, and ethics.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas A Easton
ISBN: 9780073515120 0073515124
OCLC Number: 154775678
Description: xxviii, 396 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Does politics come before science in current government decision making? --
Should government restrict the publication of unclassified but "sensitive" research? --
Should the Internet be neutral? --
Should society act now to halt global warming? --
Is it time to revive nuclear power? --
Will hydrogen replace fossil fuels for cars? --
Do falling birth rates pose a threat to human welfare? --
Is there sufficient scientific research to conclude that cell phones cause cancer? --
Should DDT be banned worldwide? --
Should potential risks slow the development of nanotechnology? --
Are genetically modified foods safe to eat? --
Should we expand efforts to find near-earth objects? --
Will the search for extraterrestrial life ever succeed? --
Is "manned space travel" a delusion? --
Does the Internet strengthen social connections? --
Does the spread of surveillance technology threaten privacy? --
Should the world's libraries be digitized? --
Is the use of animals in research justified? --
Is it ethically permissible to clone human cells?
Series Title: Taking sides.
Other Titles: Clashing views in science, technology and society
Science, technology and society
Responsibility: selected, edited, and with introductions by Thomas A. Easton.
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Presents controversial issues in a debate-style format in Science, Technology, and Society which is designed to develop critical thinking skills in a student.  Read more...

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