The Customization of Science

The Impact of Religious and Political Worldviews on Contemporary Science

  • Steve Fuller
  • Mikael Stenmark
  • Ulf Zackariasson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. The Customization of Science: An Introduction to the Debate

  3. Worldviews and Customized Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Nidhal Guessoum
      Pages 21-36
    3. Lynn Hankinson Nelson
      Pages 37-54
    4. René van Woudenberg
      Pages 55-72
    5. Michael Ruse
      Pages 73-88
  4. Science and Scientists on Customized Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Carl Reinhold Bråkenhielm
      Pages 121-135
  5. Society and the Customization of Science

  6. Postscript

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Ulf Zackariasson, Mikael Stenmark
      Pages 193-200
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 201-209

About this book


This collection explores whether and how religious and secular worldviews and political ideologies held by scientists, citizens, decision-makers and politicians influence science as practiced and understood today. Contributors explore the social and scientific repercussions of 'customizing' science to fit the needs and interests of various groups.


Science Worldviews Islam Christianity Feminism Customized Science Ideology Religion Bioconservatism Protscience Science Wars Theology and Science feminism Ideologie science

Editors and affiliations

  • Steve Fuller
    • 1
  • Mikael Stenmark
    • 2
  • Ulf Zackariasson
    • 2
  1. 1.University of WarwickUK
  2. 2.Uppsala UniversitySweden

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