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Taking sides. Clashing views in science, technology and society

Author: Thomas A Easton
Publisher: Boston : McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 9th edView all editions and formats
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Presents some of the controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas A Easton
ISBN: 9780078139406 0078139406
OCLC Number: 286446697
Description: xxx, 380 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The place of science and technology in society. Does politics come before science in current government decision making? ; Should "intelligent design" be taught in public schools? ; Should the Internet be neutral? --
Energy and the environment. Are "space sunshades" a possible answer to global warming ; Is it time to revive nuclear power? ; Will hydrogen replace fossil fuels for cars? --
Human health and welfare. Do falling birth rates pose a threat to human welfare? ; Is there sufficient scientific evidence 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? --
Space. Is NASA doing enough to protect the earth from asteroid and comet impacts? ; Will the search for extraterrestrial life ever succeed? ; Is "manned space travel" a delusion? --
The computer revolution. Can machines be conscious? ; Is information technology a threat to privacy? ; Should the world's libraries be digitized? --
Ethics. Is "animal rights" just another excuse for terrorism? ; Is it ethically permissible to clone human cells?
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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