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Science Talk: Changing Notions of Science in American Popular Culture

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Science news is met by the public with a mixture of fascination and disengagement. On the one hand, Americans are inflamed by topics ranging from the question of whether or not Pluto is a planet to the ethics of stem-cell research. But on the other hand, the complexity of scientific research can be confusing and overwhelming, causing many to divert their attentions elsewhere and leave science to the "experts."

Whether they follow science news closely or not, Americans take for granted that discoveries in the sciences are constantly occurring. Few, however, stop to consider how these advances--and the debates they sometimes lead to--contribute to the changing definition of the term "science" itself. Going beyond the issue-centered debates, Daniel Patrick Thurs examines what these controversies say about how we understand science now and in the future. Drawing on his analysis of magazines, newspapers, journals and other forms of public discourse, Thurs describes how science--originally used as a synonym for general knowledge--became a term to distinguish particular subjects as elite forms of study accessible only to the highly educated.

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Discoveries in the sciences are occurring constantly contributing to the changing defeition of the term "science" itself. Daniel Patrick Thurs examines what these controversies say about how we understand science now and in the future. Drawing on his analysis of magazines, newspapers, journals and other forms of public discourse, Thurs describes how science-originally used as a synonym for general knowledge-became a term to distinguish particular subjects as elite forms of study accessible only to the highly educated.

About the Author

Daniel Patrick Thurs is a fellow at the New York University's Draper Program. After receiving his Ph.D. in the history of science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Thurs worked at Cornell University, studying public discussion of nanotechnology. He also taught at Oregon State University and the University of Portland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813544205
Author:
Thurs, Daniel Patrick
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Science Reference-Philosophy of Science
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20080831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
252
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in

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"Synopsis" by , Discoveries in the sciences are occurring constantly contributing to the changing defeition of the term "science" itself. Daniel Patrick Thurs examines what these controversies say about how we understand science now and in the future. Drawing on his analysis of magazines, newspapers, journals and other forms of public discourse, Thurs describes how science-originally used as a synonym for general knowledge-became a term to distinguish particular subjects as elite forms of study accessible only to the highly educated.
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