The Science Wars

The Science Wars : A Brief History of the Debates from Stem Cells to Greenhouse

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We are in the midst of the most exciting time ever in science, with many advances taking place and bringing to the fore important ethical and environmental issues. We have seen vigorous public engagement around many areas of science and technology, including environmental and health issues: global warming, the use of nuclear power, embryonic stem cell therapies. 'The Science Wars' explores these key scientific debates, analysing the scientific background and the opposing viewpoints, and arguing that the key factor in resolving the science wars is a well-informed general public. An important aspect of Australia's future is as a source of tertiary education and scientific intellectual property generation for surrounding countries, and success in achieving this full vision will depend in a large part on how the science wars are resolved.show more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 129 x 198mm | 226.8g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Carlton, Australia
  • English
  • 0522853412
  • 9780522853414

About Edward Byrne

Professor Edward Byrne is Dean of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University. He has had an active career in clinical neurology and basic neurological research: he was the Director of Neurology at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, the Founding Director of the Melbourne Neuromuscular Research Institute, and the Founding Director of the Centre for Neuroscience and Professor of Experimental Neurology at the University of Melbourne. His research group has made significant contributions in muscular dystrophy and mitochondrial research. He has been awarded the Queen's Square prize for Neurological Research (1982), Bethlehem Griffiths Research Medal (2003) and Sir Louis Pyke Award for contribution to Multiple Sclerosis (2004). He was recently awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in the Australia Day Honours List (2006).show more