In the interest of reducing financial support some policy makers in Washington and in state capitols are questioning the contributions of science to society. Or they believe research can be made more useful if it is controlled and directed by government to solve specific problems. The authors disagree with both these strategies and discuss how understanding nature (that is, science) is the underpinning of humankind's progress in improved comforts, economic progress, and health. In making their case they also address the primary requirement of ensuring a pool of competent scientists, mathematicians, and engineers as well as the need for educating non-scientists about science.
About the Author :
Kenneth H Ashworth has contributed to Conversations on the Uses of Science and Technology .
Ashworth is adjunct professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas-Austin, and Visiting Scholar at the George Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University.
|Title:||Conversations on the Uses of Science and Technology||Publisher:||University of North Texas Press|
|Author:||Norman Hackerman, Kenneth H Ashworth|
|No. of Pages:||107|
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