Jainism, one of the oldest religions in the planet emphasizes on logical behavior. So, right here we have the issue of skilled science today – it has been bloated by decades of exponential growth into a bureaucratically-dominated heavy market Soviet factory, characterized by vastly inefficient mass production of shoddy goods that nobody desires.
If this is true, and it is accurate in the sense that nobody has even attempted to demonstrate coherence across and between the ‘scientific’ research specialities – then science as a complete does not add-up. And the increased part for de facto irresponsibility in science has produced space into which dishonesty has expanded. The discussion then moves beyond science, and to the presuppositions of science moves to a level of the simple understanding of things – in other words, to metaphysics. Like the astronomy apps, this is a great use of mobile technology for youngsters understanding science.
A well-known book by Hannam referred to as God’s philosophers (2010) – though not a excellent book – efficiently hammered-house for me the substantial and undeniable achievements of medieval science – that is, of science prior to there was such a thing as ‘science’.
In honor of Alan’s legacy at NYSCI and in the larger field of informal science education, his NYSCI colleagues produced a website, Considering of Alan , which has served as a potent sounding board for the several people whose lives Alan touched more than the years.
No, this write-up most definitely does not make a strong case for Sarewitz’s prescription that we all do applied science while getting held accountable to non-scientists. Even science fiction, with all its hype in the 80s, had a hard time competing with these cops and private investigators. And being a science fiction fan myself, I can tell you that Avery Brooks went on to be Captain Sisko in Deep Space Nine. Hogben grew up as the son of fundamentalist Methodists parents in whose household books have been banned and every day activities incorporated spreading of the Gospel to save souls from going to Hell.