Lifting the Scientific Veil: Science Appreciation for the Nonscientist

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Rowman & Littlefield, 1999 - Science - 582 pages
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Lifting the Scientific Veil has been written to afford the nonscience student the same meaningful opportunity to explore germane scientific topics as is generally given the science student to learn about the humanities and social sciences. Since nonscientists are generally responsible for making laws, financing research, or, at the very least, for voting, it is essential that they understand the significant impact that science has on everyday life. The book is designed to introduce nonscientists in an informative and comprehensible manner to four of the most significant scientific theories of the twentieth century: the big bang, quantum physics, relativity, and evolution. After each theory is explained informally, the book shows how that theory and related technology impact upon one's personal life. Legal and political aspects of these theories are explored as well as philosophical and theological implications.
 

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Contents

Introduction to Science
1
Conclusion
24
Notes
31
Analyzing Star Trek I
64
Conclusion
95
unit ill The Mystery
103
Conclusion
124
Notes
130
Conclusion
303
CHAPTER 10
310
Conclusion
335
Notes
341
VII
343
Conclusion
371
Notes
377
Analyzing Star Trek
412

CHAPTER 5
133
Analyzing Star Trek I
168
Chapter Outcomes
174
Conclusion
199
Notes
204
Conclusion
240
The Social and Cultural
247
Conclusion
274
Thoughts Notions and Speculations
280
Extraterrestrial Life in the Fast
283
Chapter Outcomes
418
Conclusion
439
CHAPTER 14
448
APPENDIX I
489
APPENDIX 2
497
Glossary
504
Bibliography
540
Index
558
About the Author
581
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\Paul A. Sukys is a professor of humanities, literature, law, and legal studies at North Central State College in Mansfield, Ohio.

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