Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Science, Technology, and Society, Expanded

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-07-13
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin
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Taking Sidesvolumes present current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript or challenge questions.Taking Sidesreaders feature an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites. An online Instructor's Resource Guide with testing material is available for each volume.Using Taking Sides in the Classroomis also an excellent instructor resource. Visit www.mhhe.com/takingsides for more details.

Table of Contents

The Place of Science and Technology in Society
Does Politics Come Before Science in Current Government Decision Making?
Should “Intelligent Design” Be Taught in Public Schools?
Should the Internet Be Neutral?
Energy and the Environment
Are “Space Sunshades” a Possible Answer to Global Warming?
Is It Time to Revive Nuclear Power?
Will Hydrogen Replace Fossil Fuels for Cars?
Human Health and Welfare
Do Falling Birth Rates Pose a Threat to Human Welfare?
Is There Sufficient Scientific Evidence to Conclude That Cell Phones Cause Cancer?
Should DDT Be Banned Worldwide?
Should Potential Risks Slow the Development of Nanotechnology?
Are Genetically Modified Foods Safe to Eat?
Is NASA Doing Enough to Protect the Earth from Asteroid and Comet Impacts?
Will the Search for Extraterrestrial Life Ever Succeed?
Is “Manned Space Travel” a Delusion?
The Computer Revolution
Can Machines Be Conscious?
Is Information Technology a Threat to Privacy?
Should the World’s Libraries Be Digitized?
Is “Animal Rights” Just Another Excuse for Terrorism?
Is It Ethically Permissible to Clone Human Cells?
Should the Public Have to Pay to See the Results of Federally Funded Research?
Should We Reject the “Transhumanist” Goal of the Genetically, Electronically, and Mechanically Enhanced Human Being?
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