ERIC Number: ED260933
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Values and Scientists.
White, John A.
Science and technology are in trouble today. And the world of people and of other living things is in trouble because of them. This seven-part book provides an introduction to the origin and nature of these troubles. Major areas considered in the first six parts are: (1) values; (2) science and technology in an ideal world (examining growth of science and technology, "simple" and "complex" science, research, education, and other topics); (3) science and technology in the real world (discussing negative impacts of technology, delusionary thinking, and other topics); (4) the axioms and process of science (discussing scientific theories and their mortality, Kuhn's structure of scientific revolutions, and other topics); (5) values and scientists (examining tolerance in science and politics, the historical impact of science on values, value-neutrality, and other topics); and (6) science and religion (contrasting science and religion and discussing the historical impact of science on Christianity, the rise and fall of religions, pseudoreligions, and other topics). The seventh part is a summary. A list of references and a list of discussion topics (used in the college course on which this book is based) are also included. (JN)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Religion, Sciences, Scientific Enterprise, Scientists, Technology, Theories, Values
University Press of America, Inc., 4720 Boston Way, Lanham, MD 20706 ($7.75).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
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