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Taking sides. Clashing views in science, technology, and society

Author: Thomas A Easton
Publisher: [Columbus, Ohio] : McGraw-Hill Education Create, [2017] ©2017
Series: Taking sides.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 13th editionView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas A Easton
ISBN: 1259665941 9781259665943
OCLC Number: 960360027
Description: iv, 333 pages ; 28 cm.
Contents: Unit 1. The Place of Science and Technology in Society. Issue: Is the Distinction between Basic and Applied Research Useful? --
Yes. Why the distinction between basic (theoretical) and applied (practical) research is important to the politics of science / Nils Roll-Hansen --
No. RIP : the basic/applied research dichotomy / Venkatesh Narayanamurti, Tolu Odumosu, and Lee Vinsel --
Issue: Should the Public Have to Pay to See the Results of Federally Funded Research? --
Yes. Testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Courts, The Internet, and Intellectual Property, Hearing on The Fair Copyright in Research Works Act / Ralph Oman --
No. Testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology, Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, Hearing on Examining Public Access and Scholarly Publication Interests / Stuart M. Shieber --
Issue: Can Science Be Trusted Without Government Regulation? --
Yes. The dual use dilemma : crying out for leadership / David R. Franz --
No. Regulating dual use research to promote public trust : a reply to Dr. Franz / Robert Gatter. Unit 2. Energy and the Environment. Issue: Can We Reduce Carbon Emissions Enough to Limit Global Warming? --
Yes. Testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Hearing on Examining the International Climate Change Negotiations / Lisa Jacobson --
No. Testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Hearing on Examining the International Climate Change Negotiations / Stephen D. Eule --
Issue: Would a Carbon Tax Help Slow Global Warming? --
Yes. Implementing effective carbon pricing / James Rydge --
No. The case against a carbon tax / Robert P. Murphy, Patrick J. Michaels, and Paul C. Knappenberger --
Issue: Is Home Solar the Wave of the Future? --
Yes. The economics of grid defection / Peter Bronski et al. --
No. Disruptive challenges : financial implications and strategic responses to a changing retail electric business / Peter Kind. Unit 3. Human Health and Welfare. Issue: Do We Have a Population Problem? --
Yes. As world's population booms, will its resources be enough for us? / Dennis Dimick --
No. Population, economy, and God / Tom Bethell --
Issue: Can Vaccines Cause Autism? --
Yes. Scientific evidence suggests the vaccine-autism link can no longer be ignored / Arjun Walia --
No. Vaccines and autism : a deadly manufactroversy / Harriet Hall --
Issue: Is the Fracking Industry Adequately Regulated for Public Safety? --
Yes. The liberal war on American energy independence / Arthur Herman --
No. What's killing the babies of Vernal, Utah? / Paul Solotaroff --
Issue: Is the Process for Decommissioning Nuclear Reactors Sound? --
Yes. Testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Hearing on Nuclear Reactor Decommissioning : stakeholder views / Marvin S. Fertel --
No. Testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Hearing on Nuclear Reactor Decommissioning : stakeholder views / Geoffrey H. Fettus --
Issue: Should Genetically Modified Foods Be Labeled? --
Yes. Testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health, Hearing on A National Framework for the Review and Labeling of Biotechnology in Food / Todd Daloz --
No. Testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health, Hearing on A National Framework for the Review and Labeling of Biotechnology in Food / L. Val Giddings. Unit 4: Space. Issue: Can We Stop an Asteroid or Comet Impact? --
Yes. Testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Hearing on Threats from Space : A Review of Private and International Efforts to Track and Mitigate Asteroids and Meteors, Part II / Michael F. A'Hearn --
No. What will happen when the next asteroid strikes? / Clark R. Chapman --
Issue: Will the Search for Extraterrestrial Life Ever Succeed? --
Yes. Using radio in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence / Seth Shostak --
No. SETI requires a skeptical reappraisal / Peter Schenkel --
Issue: Should the United States Continue Its Human Spaceflight Program? --
Yes. Pathways to exploration : rationales and approaches for a U.S. program of human space exploration / Committee on Human Spaceflight --
No. Final frontier vs. fruitful frontier : The case for increasing ocean exploration / Amitai Etzioni. Unit 5. The Computer Revolution. Issue: Will Robots Take Your Job? --
Yes. Welcome, robot overlords. please don't fire us? / Kevin Drum --
No. positive impact of industrial robots on employment / Peter Gorle and Andrew Clive --
Issue: Do We Need New Laws to Protect the Public against Cybercrime? --
Yes. Testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittees on Research and Technology, Hearing on The Expanding Cyber Threat / Dean C. Garfield --
No. Testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittees on Research and Technology, Hearing on The Expanding Cyber Threat / Cheri F. McGuire --
Issue: Does the Public Have a Stake in How Drones Are Used? --
Yes. Testimony before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Hearing on The Future of Drones in America : law enforcement and privacy considerations / Amie Stepanovich --
No. CBP's use of unmanned aircraft systems in the nation's border security / U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General. Unit 6. Ethics. Issue: Is "Animal Rights" Just Another Excuse for Terrorism? --
Yes. In the name of the animals : America faces a new kind of terrorism / John J. Miller --
No. Dispatches from a police state : animal rights in the crosshairs of state repression / Steven Best --
Issue: Should Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes Be Released into the Environment to Fight Disease? --
Yes. Testimony before the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Hearing on Science of Zika : the DNA of an epidemic / Hadyn Parry --
No. Genetically engineered mosquitoes in the U.S. / Eric Hoffman --
Issue: Is Gene-Editing of Human Embryos Coming Soon? --
Yes. Engineering the perfect baby / Antonio Regalado --
No. Testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Research and Technology, Hearing on The Science and Ethics of Genetically Engineered Human DNA / Elizabeth McNally.
Series Title: Taking sides.
Other Titles: Clashing views in science, technology and society
Science, technology and society
Responsibility: Thomas, A. Easton.

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