Год издания: 2003
Количество страниц: 300
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Book DescriptionDoes science provide objective, impartial knowledge about nature and reality, or do social and cultural influences determine its course? Are scientific claims, practices, and theories contrary to religion? From creationists on the right to postmodernists on the left, intellectuals are waging war over the role and future of science in our society. In SCIENCE WARS editor Keith Parsons presents the best arguments that science critics have presented and the spirited rebuttals offered to counter them. In addition to presenting the conflicting viewpoints of advocates on various sides of the debate, this anthology includes essays that go deeper to discuss the underlying issues. Some conservative thinkers charge that many scientists follow a dogmatic naturalistic philosophy rather than truly objective standards. Sociologists of knowledge claim that scientists "construct" scientific facts rather than "discover" them. And some feminists see patriarchal bias in traditional...