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Taking sides. Clashing views in science, technology and society / selected, edited, and with introductions by Thomas A. Easton

By: Easton, Thomas A
Material type: TextTextSeries: Taking sidesPublisher: Dubuque, Iowa : McGraw-Hill Higher Education, c2008Edition: 8th edDescription: xxviii, 396 p. : ill. ; 24 cmISBN: 9780073515120; 0073515124Other title: Clashing views in science, technology and society | Science, technology and societySubject(s): Science -- Social aspects | Technology -- Social aspectsDDC classification: 303.483 LOC classification: Q175.5 | .T344 2008
Contents:
Does politics come before science in current government decision making? -- Should government restrict the publication of unclassified but "sensitive" research? -- Should the Internet be neutral? -- Should society act now to halt global warming? -- Is it time to revive nuclear power? -- Will hydrogen replace fossil fuels for cars? -- Do falling birth rates pose a threat to human welfare? -- Is there sufficient scientific research to conclude that cell phones cause cancer? -- Should DDT be banned worldwide? -- Should potential risks slow the development of nanotechnology? -- Are genetically modified foods safe to eat? -- Should we expand efforts to find near-earth objects? -- Will the search for extraterrestrial life ever succeed? -- Is "manned space travel" a delusion? -- Does the Internet strengthen social connections? -- Does the spread of surveillance technology threaten privacy? -- Should the world's libraries be digitized? -- Is the use of animals in research justified? -- Is it ethically permissible to clone human cells?
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Includes bibliographical references and index

Does politics come before science in current government decision making? -- Should government restrict the publication of unclassified but "sensitive" research? -- Should the Internet be neutral? -- Should society act now to halt global warming? -- Is it time to revive nuclear power? -- Will hydrogen replace fossil fuels for cars? -- Do falling birth rates pose a threat to human welfare? -- Is there sufficient scientific research to conclude that cell phones cause cancer? -- Should DDT be banned worldwide? -- Should potential risks slow the development of nanotechnology? -- Are genetically modified foods safe to eat? -- Should we expand efforts to find near-earth objects? -- Will the search for extraterrestrial life ever succeed? -- Is "manned space travel" a delusion? -- Does the Internet strengthen social connections? -- Does the spread of surveillance technology threaten privacy? -- Should the world's libraries be digitized? -- Is the use of animals in research justified? -- Is it ethically permissible to clone human cells?

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