notes regulatory science feb 9

notes regulatory science feb 9 - February 9, 2009 1st phase...

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February 9, 2009 1 st phase Science is not a theoretical body of knowledge Science molds to what society sees fit Systematic knowledge 2 nd phase ID, evolution- debate in society, how should we teach it? eugenics – disastrous outcome Pharmaceutical companies, bio technology decode All these issues are creating problems – new tools to do new things moral, political, economical problem GLOBAL WARMING OMG- saturated with scientific expertise – involves everyone who decides? To make good decisions, must also depend on scientists- we think they are “objective”- not really is their science good enough?- not enough, can’t provide with definite answers 3 rd phase DEEPEST QUESTION: how are we as a society are going to deal with these problems? – decisions, mechanisms, Mood 2 science- science is affecting all our lives- no clear view of what’s objective More scientific advice but less impartial Other procedures in societies? DUN DUN DUN REGULATION?- regulation by government- food, water, air, land, sea,
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