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Politics of Science


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The Unpersuadables: Adventures with the Enemies of Science
The Unpersuadables: Adventures with the Enemies of Science
by Will Storr
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While excavating fossils in the tropics of Australia with a celebrity creationist, Will Storr asked himself a simple question. Why dont facts work? Why, that is, did the obviously intelligent man beside him sincerely believe in Adam and Eve, the Garden... (read more)

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The Science Delusion: Asking the Big Questions in a Culture of Easy Answers
The Science Delusion: Asking the Big Questions in a Culture of Easy Answers
by Curtis White
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One of our most brilliant social critics—and the author of the bestselling The Middle Mind—presents a scathing critique of the “delusions” of science alongside a rousing defense of the role of art and philosophy in our... (read more)

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Suppressed Inventions
Suppressed Inventions
by Jonathan Eisen
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A scientist with a revolutionary cure for AIDS is incarcerated without explanation. Valuable artifacts are mysteriously misplaced by a prominent archaeological institution. Three celebrated astronauts perish in a suspicious fire after voicing their... (read more)

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Our Biometric Future: Facial Recognition Technology and the Culture of Surveillance
Our Biometric Future: Facial Recognition Technology and the Culture of Surveillance
by Kelly Gates
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Throughout American history, Christianity has shaped public opinion, guided leaders in their decision making, and stood at the center of countless issues. To gain complete knowledge of an era, historians must investigate the religious context of what... (read more)

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Undermining Science: Suppression and Distortion in the Bush Administration
Undermining Science: Suppression and Distortion in the Bush Administration
by Seth Shulman
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This vitally important exposé shows how the Bush administration has systematically misled Americans on a wide range of scientific issues affecting public health, foreign policy, and the environment by ignoring, suppressing, manipulating, or even... (read more)

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Crafting a Cloning Policy: From Dolly to Stem Cells
Crafting a Cloning Policy: From Dolly to Stem Cells
by Andrea L Bonnicksen
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Ever since Dolly, the Scottish lamb, tottered on wobbly legs into our consciousness -- followed swiftly by other animals: first, mice; then pigs that may provide human transplants, and even an ordinary house cat -- thoughts have flown to the cloning of... (read more)

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The Republican War on Science
The Republican War on Science
by Chris Mooney
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Science has never been more crucial to deciding the political issues facing the country. Yet science and scientists have less influence with the federal government than at any time since the Eisenhower administration. In the White House and Congress... (read more)

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The Second Life Herald: The Virtual Tabloid That Witnessed the Dawn of the Metaverse
The Second Life Herald: The Virtual Tabloid That Witnessed the Dawn of the Metaverse
by Peter Ludlow
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andlt;Pandgt;When a virtual journalist for a virtual newspaper reporting on the digital world of an online game lands on the real-world front page of the New York Times, it just might signal the dawn of a new era. Virtual journalist Peter Ludlow was... (read more)

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Science Left Behind: Feel-Good Fallacies and the Rise of the Anti-Scientific Left
Science Left Behind: Feel-Good Fallacies and the Rise of the Anti-Scientific Left
by Alex B. Berezow and Hank Campbell
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To listen to most pundits and political writers, evolution, stem cells, and climate change are the only scientific issues worth mentioning — and the only people who are anti-science are conservatives. Yet those on the left have numerous fallacies... (read more)

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The Science Glass Ceiling: Academic Women Scientists and the Struggle to Succeed
The Science Glass Ceiling: Academic Women Scientists and the Struggle to Succeed
by Sue Vilhauer Rosser
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In 1996 several female faculty members at MIT released a shocking report charging institutionalized discrimination at the university. They revealed some alarming facts: there were 22 women and 252 male faculty, and men and women of equal rank and... (read more)

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Technology and privacy : the new landscape
Technology and privacy : the new landscape
by Philip Agre
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Privacy is the capacity to negotiate social relationships by controlling access to personal information. As laws, policies, and technological design increasingly structure people's relationships with social institutions, individual privacy faces new... (read more)

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Legal Alchemy: The Use & Misuse of Science in the Law
Legal Alchemy: The Use & Misuse of Science in the Law
by David L Faigman
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More than ever before, lawyers and politicians must wrestle with scientific research and employ scientific thinking, and the results are often less-than-enlightened. Faigman explores ways American legal systems incorporate this far-reaching knowledge... (read more)

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Trillions: Thriving in the Emerging Information Ecology
Trillions: Thriving in the Emerging Information Ecology
by Peter Lucas
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We are facing a future of unbounded complexity.  Whether that complexity is harnessed to build a world that is safe, pleasant, humane and profitable, or whether it causes us to careen off a cliff into an abyss of mind-numbing junk is an open... (read more)

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Lives in the Balance: Asylum Adjudication by the Department of Homeland Security
Lives in the Balance: Asylum Adjudication by the Department of Homeland Security
by Andrew I Schoenholtz
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Although Americans generally think that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is focused only on preventing terrorism, one office within that agency has a humanitarian mission. Its Asylum Office adjudicates applications from people fleeing persecution... (read more)

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The Future of the Internet--And How to Stop It
The Future of the Internet--And How to Stop It
by Jonathan Zittrain
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This extraordinary book explains the engine that has catapulted the Internet from backwater to ubiquity—and reveals that it is sputtering precisely because of its runaway success. With the unwitting help of its users, the generative Internet is on a... (read more)

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Privacy in Context: Technology, Policy, and the Integrity of Social Life
Privacy in Context: Technology, Policy, and the Integrity of Social Life
by Helen Nissenbaum
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Privacy is one of the most urgent issues associated with information technology and digital media. This book claims that what people really care about when they complain and protest that privacy has been violated is not the act of sharing information... (read more)

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Theories of the Information Society
Theories of the Information Society
by Frank Webster
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Information has come to be regarded as a symbol of the age in which we live. Talk nowadays is of an information technology' revolution, even of an information society'. But just what does this mean? In Theories of the Information Society Frank Webster... (read more)

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The Doomsday Machine: The High Price of Nuclear Energy, the World's Most Dangerous Fuel
The Doomsday Machine: The High Price of Nuclear Energy, the World's Most Dangerous Fuel
by Andrew Mckillop
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Today, there are over one hundred nuclear reactors operating in our backyards, from Indian Point in New York to Diablo Canyon in California. Proponents claim that nuclear power is the only viable alternative to fossil fuels, and due to rising energy... (read more)

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The Science Delusion: Asking the Big Questions in a Culture of Easy Answers
The Science Delusion: Asking the Big Questions in a Culture of Easy Answers
by Curtis White
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One of our most brilliant social critics — author of the bestselling The Middle Mind — presents a scathing critique of the “delusions” of science alongside a rousing defense of the tradition of Romanticism and the “big”... (read more)

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Does Science Need a Global Language?: English and the Future of Research
Does Science Need a Global Language?: English and the Future of Research
by Scott L Montgomery
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In early 2012, the global scientific community erupted with news that the elusive Higgs boson had likely been found, providing potent validation for the Standard Model of how the universe works. Scientists from more than one hundred countries contributed... (read more)

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