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ERIC Number: ED059897
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May
Pages: 31
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In Defense of Science.
Handler, Philip
Although there are social pressures for the control of science, forcing a redirection to "relevant" problem solving tasks, the future needs are, in essence, unpredictable in detail. For this reason fundamental research is necessary to provide the appropriate base for the new technologies that human society will need. Even to solve the present problems, fundamental research approaches are needed to provide the information base that can be used technologically to maintain the ecosystems in a satisfactory state. There are faults with the present mechanisms of supporting basic scientific research, and new mechanisms need to be developed for the effective utilization of Federal funds. In addition, the economic, social, moral and political implications of scientific research need to be considered as important, but not the only determinants of scientific policy. (AL)
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Note: Presented at the General Meeting of American Iron and Steel Institute, New York, May 26, 1971 (79th)