Posts Tagged ‘controversies’

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How Science is Redesigning the Rules of Sex

by Aarathi Prasad

Published the book “Storia naturale del concepimento. Come la scienza può cambiare le regole del sesso”, Bollati Boringhieri ed., by Aarathi Prasad Despite modern understandings, the belief that females are culpable for absurd reproductive failings has never entirely gone away. On... Read more
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The Nano-world to Come. Toward the Nanotechnological Society

by Federico Neresini, 200 pages

It is widely believed that society can only run after scientists’ discoveries and technologists’ inventions; if they speed up, the run-up have to be out of breath and changes resulting therefrom are describable only in terms of a delayed... Read more
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Scientism and Anti-Scientism: Why Science and Society Don’t Understand Each Other

by Massimiano Bucchi, 136 pages

Whether the issue is genetically modified organisms, stem cells, or end-of-life situations, public debate appears to be constricted within a consolidated pattern. On the one hand there are the advocates of the unbridled development of technoscience; on the other... Read more
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Political debate on human embryonic stem cells are the main protagonists of mass media coverage of stem cell research from 1996 to 2006 in Spanish press

Christina Rodrìguez Luque

The dignity of the early embryo has become the central ethical issue in the public debate over the advisability of continuing human embryonic stem cell research in the last years. This orienting question is shared by both proponents and... Read more
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Why should we learn to map techno-scientific controversies?

Bruno Latour, Université Sciences-Po, Paris

Why should we learn to map techno-scientific controversies? A quick glance at newspapers would be enough to answer this question. When science experts openly show their contribution, this is the phenomenon we are unexpectedly witnessing: the debate continues, nay... Read more
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A web platform for mapping scientific controversies

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Earth’s climate is really changing as a result of human activity? GMOs are an effective response to hunger problems worldwide? Are there potential risks in the development of nanotechnology? Which are the safer facilities for waste treatment? As citizens,... Read more
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Public engagement in Nanotechnology

Observa partner of a new EU project

The research in nanotechnologies has contributed significantly to the expansion of scientific knowledge in recent years. This technological development has produced in various research fields such as medicine, ICT, materials science, energy production and manufacturing. Despite the impact of... Read more
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Citizen’s Use of Science Expertise in the U.S. and Italy.

By Barbara L. Allen Controversies provide a unique lens into understanding how people access and engage science toward influencing change in regulation and enforcement of environmental pollution legislation. Legal disputes are particularly illuminating in providing a clear opening for... Read more
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Mapping scientific controversies: a cartography for citizens of the knowledge society’s citizens?

Observa partner in the European project MACOSPOL

Is climate changing due to human activities? Do GMOs effectively address food challenges at the global level? Are nanotechnology developments potential sources of risk? What are the most efficient and safe systems to process waste? Every day the public... Read more
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Mapping scientific controversies: a cartography for citizens of the knowledge society’s citizens?

Observa partner in the European project MACOSPOL

Is climate changing due to human activities? Do GMOs effectively address food challenges at the global level? Are nanotechnology developments potential sources of risk? What are the most efficient and safe systems to process waste? Every day the public... Read more