Changing Notions of Science in American Popular CultureeBook - 2007
Science news is met by the public with a mixture of fascination and disengagement. On the one hand, Americans are inflamed by topics ranging from the question of whether or not Pluto is a planet to the ethics of stem-cell research. But on the other hand, the complexity of scientific research can be confusing and overwhelming, causing many to divert their attentions elsewhere and leave science to the?experts.?. Whether they follow science news closely or not, Americans take for granted that discoveries in the sciences are constantly occurring. Few, however, stop to consider how these advances?
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2007.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 237 pages)