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Times of Triumph, Times of Doubt : Science And the Battle for Public Trust (Hardcover)

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The intent and uses of science are a continuing preoccupation, especially in public debates on issues such as new pharmaceuticals, cloning, stem cells, genetically modified foods, and assisted reproduction. Times of Triumph, Times of Doubt, written by the eminent geneticist and historian Elof Carlson, explores the moral foundations of science and their role in these hot-button issues. Carlson chooses a variety of case histories and describes their scientific background and the part played by scientists in the application of their work, including their motivations and reactions to bad outcomes, both real and alleged. He examines why ethical lapses have occurred in these areas, why bad things happen when, for the most part, those who worked on the science had only good intentions in mind, and how such lapses can be prevented from occurring in the future. This exploration of ethics and science is important reading for those interested in issues of science and society, including journalists, theologians, legislators, lawyers, and scientists themselves.


Publisher Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Pr
Mfg Part# 9780879698058
SKU 202619241
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0879698055
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0227
Publisher Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
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