Everyday Practice of Science : Where Intuition and Passion Meet Objectivity and Logic: Where Intuition and Passion Meet Objectivity and Logic (Google eBook)

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Oxford University Press, Dec 31, 2008 - Science - 248 pages
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Scientific facts can be so complicated that only specialists in a field fully appreciate the details, but the nature of everyday practice that gives rise to these facts should be understandable by everyone interested in science. This book describes how scientists bring their own interests and passions to their work, illustrates the dynamics between researchers and the research community, and emphasizes a contextual understanding of science in place of the linear model found in textbooks with its singular focus on "scientific method." Everyday Practice of Science also introduces readers to issues about science and society. Practice requires value judgments: What should be done? Who should do it? Who should pay for it? How much? Balancing scientific opportunities with societal needs depends on appreciating both the promises and the ambiguities of science. Understanding practice informs discussions about how to manage research integrity, conflict of interest, and the challenge of modern genetics to human research ethics. Society cannot have the benefits of research without the risks. The last chapter contrasts the practices of science and religion as reflective of two different types of faith and describes a holistic framework within which they dynamically interact.
  

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Review by Janet D. Stemedel at Science Blogs
http://scienceblogs.com/ethicsandscience/2009/03
/book_review_everyday_practice.php
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Review by Alice Kim at Science and Consciousness Blog
http://sciconrev.org/2009/05/everyday-practice-of-science-where-intuition-and-passion-meet-objectivity-and-logic/
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Review by John Kwok at Amazon.Com
http://www.amazon.com/review/R1CYHDYW7BAPO7
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Lab Bench Ethics (podcast): Science Progress hosts interview between Jonathan Moreno and Fred Grinnell
http://www.scienceprogress.org/2009/08/lab-bench-ethics/
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Review by Michael R. Dietrich in The Quarterly Review of Biology
http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/644652
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Forget everything you've learned about scientific methodology, and especially the scientific method, says cell biologist Fred Grinnell in his book "Everyday Practice of Science". Instead he insists ... Read full review

Contents

II SCIENCE AND SOCIETY
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AFTERWORD
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References
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