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Main Title Controversies in science & technology. Volume 2, From climate to chromosomes /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Kleinman, Daniel Lee.
Publisher Mary Ann Liebert,
Year Published 2008
OCLC Number 184826442
ISBN 9780913113424; 0913113425
Subjects Science--Social aspects--Popular works ; Technology--Social aspects--Popular works ; Stem cells--Research--Popular works ; Information technology--Popular works ; Outer space--Exploration--Popular works ; Global warming--Popular works ; Gender identity in science--Popular works ; Fraud in science ; Exploration of outer space ; Biomedical Research ; Information Management ; Space Flight ; Scientific Misconduct
Internet Access
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The Sabin W. Colton, Jr., Memorial Fund Home Page
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKAR REF Q175.55.C668 2008 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 06/29/2021
Collation ix, 533 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Acknowledgments -- Introduction : from climate to chromosomes / Karen Cloud-Hansen, Daniel Lee Kleinman, Christina Matta, Jo Handelsman -- pt. 1. Stem cell research : science, religion, and public policy -- 1. Human embryonic stem cells and the future of medicine / Carl E. Gulbrandsen, Jill O. Ladwig -- 2. Embryological origins of the human individual / Karen M. Downs -- 3. The Catholic Church and stem cell research / Tadeusz Pacholczyk -- 4. Judaism and stem cells / Elliot N. Dorff -- 5. Islamic perspectives on the ethics of stem cell research / Abdulaziz Sachedina -- pt. 2. Information technology : inequality, identity, and invasions of privacy -- 6. Our information future : from open source software to the digital divide / Travis Kriplean, Daniel Lee Kleinman -- 7. Whither the digital divide? / Mark Warschauer -- 8. The balance of privacy and security / Eugene H. Spafford, Annie I. Antón -- 9. Digital search and seizure : updating privacy protections to keep pace with technology / James X. Dempsey -- 10. Lip-synching at the lectern : information technology and the interpersonal divide / Michael Bugeja -- pt. 3. Space exploration : reasons and risks -- 11. An historical overview of US manned space exploration / Roger D. Launius -- 12. Technical and managerial factors in the NASA Challenger and Columbia losses : looking forward to the future / Nancy G. Leveson -- 13. On slippery slopes, repeating negative patterns, and learning from mistake : NASA's Space Shuttle disasters / Diane Vaughan -- 14. Justifiably within the risk / James Lattis -- pt. 4. Global warning : scientific data, social impacts, and political debate -- 15. The politics of climate change / Clark A. Miller -- 16. Climate change : impacts and implications for justice / Stephen H. Schneider, Patricia R. Mastrandrea -- 17. The steps not yet taken / Daniel Sarewitz, Roger Pielke, Jr. -- 18. The interpretation of air temperature trends and their impact on public policy / David R. Legates -- 19. Rising atmospheric carbon dioxide and plant biology :the overlooked paradigm / Lewis H. Ziska -- pt. 5. Biology and gender : scientific careers and scientific theories -- 20. Perception bias, social inclusion, and sexual selection : power dynamics in science and nature / Patricia Adair Gowaty -- 21. Social selection versus sexual selection : comparison of hypotheses / Joan Roughgarden -- 22. It's a boy! Gender expectations intrude on the study of sex determination / Caitilyn Allen -- 23. Sex beyond the karyotype / Alice Dreger -- 24. Ambiguous bodies and deviant sexualities : hermaphrodites, homosexuality, and surgery in the United States, 1850-1904 / Christina Matta -- 25. The Larry Summers hypothesis : innate inability or bias? / Ben A. Barres -- Contributors -- Index. This new volume of the Controversies in Science and Technology series explores five of the most controversial scientific issues facing our world today. This collection of essays addresses stem cell research, information technology, space exploration, global warming, and biology and gender. These issues challenge our beliefs about each other, our planet, societal fairness, the concept of "knowing," and the definition of human life itself. - Publisher.