ERIC Number: ED058065
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Editorial Research Reports on the Scientific Society.
Dickinson, William B., Jr., Ed.
Nine reports published in this volume reflect upon the scientific revolution of the 20th century. Technological and scientific achievements are reviewed in the light of changes they have caused in human life. The challenge put forth is whether man can use wisely the new world of options that science opens for him. In this perspective the reports examine human engineering related to biological manipulation of human life, management of the mind, and future controls of man's biologic destiny; approaches to death dealing with society's awakening interest, changed ways of coping with it, and ethical problems; virus research; pollution technology, its status, advances, and economics; complaints, fears, growth, and speculation about computers; encounter groups; problems, evolution, and approaches used in blood banking; the archeology boom--recent discoveries, research development, and aspects of modern archeology; and nuclear power options and the "energy crisis." (BL)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Development, Environmental Influences, Reports, Research, Scientific Enterprise, Social Attitudes, Socioeconomic Influences, Technological Advancement
Congressional Quarterly, Inc., 1735 "K" Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006 ($3.95)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congressional Quarterly, Washington, DC.