Science in the Post Modern World

  • Peter S. Belton
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Part of the Gesunde Ernährung / Healthy Nutrition book series (ERNÄHRUNG)

Abstract

Twenty-first century scientists and technologists find themselves in a curious position. Whilst they can justifiably claim that the scientific method has led to huge advances in the quality of life for at least part of the world’s population, they are at the same time assailed from a variety of directions. Science, which term I shall use as shorthand for science and technology, and scientific values, are blamed for many of the ills of the world (Appleyard 1993) and scientists are held in such a position of increasing distrust that Durant has been moved to comment (Durant 1997) “In recent years it has become common for technical risk assessments to be received, not with public indifference or incomprehension, but rather with public incredulity”.

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Arena Stake Incineration Century Death Fugu 

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