A Parliament of Science : Science for the 21st Century
Based on interviews with eighteen prominent scientists and public policymakers from around the globe, A Parliament of Science provides a rich overview of the challenges, promises, and perils of science and technology in the twenty-first century. What can we hope for? What must we fear? How can scientists, civil society, and politicians work together to harness science and technology into a power for the good of all humanity? Those interviewed speak candidly of their passions, hopes, and concerns as they explore the scientific and policy implications of the major issues of our time, including sustainability, politics, cloning, ethics, global climate change, the digital divide, and mass extinction of biological species. This welcome introduction to the debate on mankind's needs for a true "science for the twenty-first century" also serves as a sobering reappraisal of where we have been, what our ingenuity has wrought for better or for worse, and where we and the whole planet seem to be headed.
- Paperback | 179 pages
- 147.32 x 220.98 x 12.7mm | 90.72g
- 11 Sep 2003
- State University of New York Press
- Albany, NY, United States
- Total Illustrations: 0
"The scientific community cannot remain silent: to know is to foresee, to foresee is to prevent. Another world is possible if there is another vision, another way of addressing the problems. This book outlines how to build a brighter future that protects the environment, values, and people-driven policies, and applies scientific knowledge for peace, justice, and the improvement of universal respect of human dignity. The word and not the sword is the real solution! This book offers an enlightening guidance and compass at the dawn of the twenty-first century."
About Michael Tobias
Michael Tobias is the author of twenty-five books and writer, director, and producer of nearly one hundred films, mostly concerned with global environmental and ethical issues. He is the coeditor (with J. Patrick Fitzgerald and David Rothenberg) of A Parliament of Minds: Philosophy for a New Millennium, also published by SUNY Press. At Global Vision Network, a privately funded think tank in England established in 1996, Teun Timmers is Senior Programme Developer and Gill Wright is Chief Executive.