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Science and Society by Richard W. Grinnell focuses on the ways that science is working with, in, and on our twenty-first century lives. This reader gives students the opportunity to engage with particular and specific types of scientific discovery, as well as the opportunity to join writers and thinkers in a contemplation of the impact and importance of those discoveries to the ways in which we all live.
Table of Contents
|What Is Science?||p. 1|
|What Is Science?||p. 3|
|Why We Need to Understand Science||p. 11|
|Revolutionary New Insoles Combine Five Forms of Pseudoscience||p. 19|
|Sex, Drugs, Disasters, and the Extinction of Dinosaurs||p. 22|
|Science, Lies, and the Ultimate Truth||p. 31|
|Why Science Must Adapt to Women||p. 34|
|School Boards Want to 'Teach the Controversy.' What Controversy?||p. 42|
|Ethics Statement||p. 45|
|What Is Science?: Exploring Connections||p. 48|
|Science and Human Behavior||p. 49|
|Of Altruism, Heroism and Nature's Gifts in the Face of Terror||p. 50|
|The Strategies of Human Mating||p. 55|
|You Dirty Vole||p. 70|
|Apes of Wrath||p. 76|
|Whose Life Would You Save?||p. 83|
|Science and Human Behavior: Exploring Connections||p. 92|
|Bodies and Genes||p. 93|
|DNA as Destiny||p. 95|
|My Little Brother on Drugs||p. 105|
|Designer Babies||p. 115|
|The Year of the Clone?||p. 119|
|Stripped for Parts||p. 122|
|Bodies and Genes: Making Connections||p. 130|
|Science and the Environment||p. 131|
|Thinking Like a Mountain||p. 132|
|Ice Memory||p. 135|
|Warm, Warmer, Warmest||p. 149|
|Will Frankenfood Save the Planet?||p. 152|
|Easter Island's End||p. 164|
|Earth Without People||p. 175|
|Science and the Environment: Making Connections||p. 182|
|The Man Who Mistook His Girlfriend for a Robot||p. 185|
|The Next Brainiacs||p. 193|
|Will Drugs Make Us Smarter and Happier?||p. 209|
|Launching the Right Stuff||p. 218|
|How to Build a Time Machine||p. 225|
|Pondering the Future's Future||p. 231|
|Frontiers: Making Connections||p. 235|
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