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Rosenberg: The Role of Science in the Innovation Process STS 101
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A time of change
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Coal, steam, iron and refrigeration
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Industrial Revolution involved mixing old and entirely new technologies
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The reason for STS 101
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Science as the main innovater? Not a given….
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Is science trial and error?
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How do you define science? As a new social contrivance? Or having been around much longer?
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Science and Social Context Is science just a result of the need to solve economic and technological problems? Science
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In some cases, yes..
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The importance of alcohol in Science Bottom Line: In these cases science was used to solve
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Unformatted text preview: technological issues The relationships are not simple Is technology the egg or the chicken? No generalizations are possible Time Delay between Discovery and Applic. And “infrastructure” had to be created Technological Innovation not (always) dependent upon science Science has often been left to explain technological breakthroughs or use them as the basis for scientific discoveries after the fact Only simple science was required for technological innovation “Boring Science”, but useful But these simple sciences laid the groundwork for modern science...
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