What Scientists Think

What Scientists Think

by Jeremy Stangroom
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415334268

ISBN-13: 9780415334266

Pub. Date: 08/28/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

What are scientists working on today? What do they worry about? What do they think about the working of the brain, climate change, animal experimentation, cancer, and mental illness? Is science progressing or in retreat? Is this century humankind's last?

These are just some of the compelling and provocative questions tackled here by twelve of the world's leading

Overview

What are scientists working on today? What do they worry about? What do they think about the working of the brain, climate change, animal experimentation, cancer, and mental illness? Is science progressing or in retreat? Is this century humankind's last?

These are just some of the compelling and provocative questions tackled here by twelve of the world's leading scientists and scientific thinkers. In engaging and lucid discussion, they clarify many of the most urgent scientific challenges and dilemmas facing science today.

Essential reading for anyone interested in popular science, What Scientists Think is edited and written by Jeremy Stangroom of the highly successful The Philosopher's Magazine and includes a foreword by Marek Kohn, author of A Reason for Everything: Natural Selection and the British Imagination.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415334266
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.32(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

The Scientists Preface. Introduction. The Interviews 1. Darwinism and Genes Steve Jones 2. Evolutionary Psychology and the Blank Slate Steven Pinker 3. The Human Brain and Consciousness Susan Greenfield 4. Science and the Human Animal Kenan Malik 5. Cybernetics and a Post-Human Future Kevin Warwick 6. Psychiatry and Schizophrenia Robin Murray 7. Microbiology, Viruses and Their Threats Dorothy Crawford 8. On Cancer Research Mike Stratton 9. Animal Experimentation, Ethics and Medical Research Colin Blakemore 10. Science Under Threat Norman Levitt 11. Biodiversity Edward O. Wilson 12. Science: Its Dangers and Its Public Martin Rees Further Reading

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