Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Science, Technology, and Society by Thomas Easton

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This debate-style reader, now in its sixth edition, is designed to introduce students to controversies in science and technology. The readings represent the arguments of leading commentators and reflect a variety of viewpoints and are staged as “pro” and “con” debates. Issues are grouped around the following themes: the place of science and technology in society; the environment; the cutting edge of technology; the computer revolution; and ethics. (Amazon Product Description)