Scientific and technological controversies require us to examine the place of science and technology in modern culture. The contexts for a dispute can be wide ranging — economic, political, environmental, personal, methodological, philosophical, spiritual, historical and statistical. During a scientific and technological controversy, many basic assumptions that we hold regarding, for example, clear communication, what counts as evidence and knowledge, and boundaries between public and private interests, come under scrutiny. Here we examine, from both a practitioner's and a layperson's perspective, the roles science and technology play in public discourse.

Summer Session I, 2014

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Summer Session II, 2013

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