ERIC Number: ED023585
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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Washingtion Colloquium on Science and Society, First Series (Held at the American University, Washingtion, D.C. 1964-1965).
Seymour, S. Frederick, Ed.
Reprinted is the second Washington Colloquium on Science and Society. This report contains each monthly paper and ensuing discussion. The theme of the colloquium was science and policy in national and international affairs. Some of the implications of science and technology discussed included weaponry, cybernetics and human rights, and the effect of technology on the free world's access to and acquisition of raw materials. Political topics included the influence of modern science in shifting the balance of political power and the question of scientists acting as science advisors to governments. Moral problems posed by modern science discussed included experimentation with human subjects, maintenance of life, and organ transplants. Discussed also is science as a cult of mythology. Each of the major topics was presented by a specialist in the selected field, whose position was then rebutted or expanded by two others prior to open discussion. (GR)
Descriptors: Conference Reports, International Education, Policy Formation, Science Education, Scientific Attitudes, Scientific Enterprise, Scientific Literacy, Scientists, Social Problems, Technological Advancement, Technology
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Identifiers: National Science Foundation; Washington Colloquium on Science and Society