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Handlin Science and Technology in Popular Culture STS 101
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Science = Technology? In this case, technology is the result of science. Can it be the other way around?
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Conflation? con·flate 1. To bring together; meld or fuse 2. To combine conjunction 1a. The act of joining. 1b. The state of being joined. 2. A joint or simultaneous occurrence; concurrence
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How about this one? ambivalence 1. The coexistence of opposing attitudes or feelings, such as love and hate, toward a person, object, or idea. 2. Uncertainty or indecisiveness as to which course to follow.
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So all is not well There appears to be a clash of cultures between the scientist and the layman.
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Trust is an issue
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Thus we admire and fear the scientist
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There is long history
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Science conflicts with Tradition
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Tradition created an Ordered View
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Then Change Occurred
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Industrialization weakened Tradition The
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Unformatted text preview: • Is this true today? • Are technology and science perceived as the same thing? • Should they be considered separate? Technology • Technology seemed familiar (in the beginning) Familiar Objects The idea of transparency The masses, in general, were “happy” Some were more happy than others The promise of Technology Not all agreed, but most did The changes went deeper than just how you made a living What you can’t control you often fear Science became something to fear Science created opportunity Particularly in Medicine Science could solve all of our problems • Do you still believe this? Many did not buy it Distrust continues Specialization increased the problem It distanced Science from people Vs. Science became Expensive The pace of knowledge is staggering Acceptance, but not belief Technology became complex Conclusion...
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This note was uploaded on 07/08/2009 for the course ENGL 101 taught by Professor Volti during the Spring '09 term at Clemson.

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