ExpertsSocProbQs - 7) What does it mean that science is...

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1) In colonial times people often relied on priests as experts and thus looked at problems in religious or moral terms. How has that changed in modern society? 2) Identify examples associated with medicalization. 3) Why are experts are among the most influential claimsmakers? 4) What were the consequences of pediatric radiologists taking ownership of the battered child syndrome? 5) Why did pediatricians find that they had to engage in domain expansion? 6) What is the “institutionalization of ownership”?
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Unformatted text preview: 7) What does it mean that science is dependent on the generation of falsifiable theories? 8) In terms of scientific progress, how speedily does it proceed? 9) When did our societal focus on assessing risk begin? 10) Why is it difficult to design an experiment that assesses risk? 11) What does Joel Best argue as to the large portion of the increase in obesity in the United States in the late 1990s?...
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