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One of our most brilliant social critics--author of the bestselling The Middle Mind--presents a scathing critique of the "delusions" of science alongside a rousing defense of the tradition of Romanticism and the "big" questions.With the rise of religion critics such as Richard Dawkins, and of pseudo-science advocates such as Malcolm Gladwell and Jonah Lehrer, you're likely to become a subject of ridicule if you wonder "Why is there something instead of nothing?" or "What is our purpose on earth?" Instead, at universities around the world, and in the general cultural milieu, we're all being taught that science can resolve all questions without the help of philosophy, politics, or the humanities. In short, the rich philosophical debates of the 19th century have been nearly totally abandoned, argues critic Curtis White. An atheist himself, White nonetheless calls this new turn "scientism"--and fears what it will do to our culture if allowed to flourish without challenge. In fact, in "scientism" White sees a new religion with many unexamined assumptions.In this brilliant multi-part critique, he aims at a TED talk by a distinguished neuroscientist in which we are told that human thought is merely the product of our "connectome," a map of neural connections in the brain that is yet to be fully understood. . . . He whips a widely respected physicist who argues that our new understanding of the origins of the universe obviates any philosophical inquiry . . . and ends with a learned defense of the tradition of Romanticism, which White believes our technology and science-obsessed world desperately needs to rediscover. It's the only way, he argues, that we can see our world clearly. . . and change it.
Science textbook with a Christian perspective.
This freshly updated book will introduce you to the whole field of science, from physics, chemistry, biology, information technology, Earth sciences and astronomy. New fields such as genetic engineering nanotechnology, telecommunications and the preservation of planet Earth.
How did life evolve on Earth? The answer to this question can help us understand our past and prepare for our future. Although evolution provides credible and reliable answers, polls show that many people turn away from science, seeking other explanations with which they are more comfortable. In the book Science, Evolution, and Creationism, a group of experts assembled by the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine explain the fundamental methods of science, document the overwhelming evidence in support of biological evolution, and evaluate the alternative perspectives offered by advocates of various kinds of creationism, including "intelligent design." The book explores the many fascinating inquiries being pursued that put the science of evolution to work in preventing and treating human disease, developing new agricultural products, and fostering industrial innovations. The book also presents the scientific and legal reasons for not teaching creationist ideas in public school science classes. Mindful of school board battles and recent court decisions, Science, Evolution, and Creationism shows that science and religion should be viewed as different ways of understanding the world rather than as frameworks that are in conflict with each other and that the evidence for evolution can be fully compatible with religious faith. For educators, students, teachers, community leaders, legislators, policy makers, and parents who seek to understand the basis of evolutionary science, this publication will be an essential resource.
Oklahoma's Priority Academic Student Skills (PASS) for Science tell you about the inquiry skills and science content you are expected to learn in each grade. You will see on the next several pages that the PASS standards cover Science Processes and Inquiry, Physical Science, Life Science, and Earth/Space Science.
A science book that explores and details on: Matter and the Environment Earth's Changing Surface Earth's Waters Weather and Climate Energy and the Environment. Introduction to Astronomy. With Activities that are interesting and stimulate the students to long-term knowledge.
As part of their science fair project, Bobby Gianelli and his group are studying a mouse named Harriet, but their project is threatened when Harriet suddenly vanishes, until the mouse turns up with her nine new babies.
This is the engaging true story of kids competing in the high-stakes, high-drama world of international science fairs. Every year the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair brings together 1,500 high schoolers from more than 50 countries to compete for over $4 million dollars in prizes and scholarships. These amazing kids are doing everything from creating bionic prosthetics to conducting groundbreaking stem cell research, from training drug-sniffing cockroaches to building a nuclear reactor. In Science Fair Season, Judy Dutton follows twelve teens looking for science fair greatness and tells the gripping stories of their road to the big competition. Some will win, some will lose, but all of their lives are changed forever.The Intel International Science & Engineering Fair is the most prominent science fair in the country, and it takes a special blend of drive, heart, and smarts to win there. Dutton goes inside the inner sanctum of science fair competitions and reveals the awe-inspiring projects and the competitors there. Each of the kids--ranging from a young Erin Brokovich who made the FBI watch list for taking on a big corporation, to a quietly driven boy who lives in a run-down trailer on a Navajo reservation, to a wealthy Connecticut girl who dreams of being an actress and finds her calling studying bees, to a troubled teenager in a juvenile detention facility, to the next Bill Gates--take readers on an unforgettable journey. Along the way, Science Fair Season gives readers a glimpse of America's brightest young minds and shows how our country is still a place for inventors and dreamers--the "geeks" our future depends upon.ce & Engineering Fair brings together 1,500 high schoolers from more than 50 countries to compete for over $4 million dollars in prizes and scholarships. These amazing kids are doing everything from creating bionic prosthetics to conducting groundbreaking stem cell research, from training drug-sniffing cockroaches to building a nuclear reactor. In Science Fair Season, Judy Dutton follows twelve teens looking for science fair greatness and tells the gripping stories of their road to the big competition. Some will win, some will lose, but all of their lives are changed forever.The Intel International Science & Engineering Fair is the most prominent science fair in the country, and it takes a special blend of drive, heart, and smarts to win there. Dutton goes inside the inner sanctum of science fair competitions and reveals the awe-inspiring projects and the competitors there. Each of the kids--ranging from a young Erin Brokovich who made the FBI watch list for taking on a big corporation, to a quietly driven boy who lives in a run-down trailer on a Navajo reservation, to a wealthy Connecticut girl who dreams of being an actress and finds her calling studying bees, to a troubled teenager in a juvenile detention facility, to the next Bill Gates--take readers on an unforgettable journey. Along the way, Science Fair Season gives readers a glimpse of America's brightest young minds and shows how our country is still a place for inventors and dreamers--the "geeks" our future depends upon.
This book is for anyone who wants to excel at a school science fair. It gives complete guidance for every stage of a successful project, from brainstorming ideas to final presentation. More than a "recipe-style" science fair book, this work promotes the understanding of real science. Twenty prizewinning projects from top national competitions are included: How to make the best chocolate-chip cookies-scientifically! Do lefties have slower reaction times than right-handers? Does grass grow faster if you cut it short? And more! Kids will love the hip, engaging text, filled with fascinating trivia and wacky science jokes, as well as the very funny illustrations. Solid science presented in a compelling manner makes this a stellar addition to the category.
All of the Nebula award winners for short stories, novellas, and novelets from 1965 to 1969
This book is an anthology that captures the birth of science fiction as a literary field and a definitive collection of the best science fiction novellas written between 1929 to 1964 and contains eleven great classics.
In this unprecedented collection of science fiction and fantasy quotations, the reader revisits the stunning moment when Mary Shelley's Frankenstein monster first comes to life; witnesses the transformation of Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll into Mr. Hyde; is present when Bruce Wayne resolves to become Batman; and overhears the cosmic conclusions of The Incredible Shrinking Man. Drawing upon two centuries of the vast and provocative literature of science fiction and fantasy, this comprehensive book presents more than 2,900 quotations from wide-ranging sources, including science fiction and fantasy stories, novels, films, and television programs. The quotations are organized by topic-alien worlds; darkness and light; robots, androids, and cyborgs; machines and technology; weapons; and more than one hundred others. The reader will encounter the wit and wisdom of renowned authors (H. G. Wells, Ray Bradbury, J. R. R. Tolkien, Ursula K. Le Guin) along with definitive versions of such important statements as Isaac Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics and Star Trek's Prime Directive. With its thorough index, this book is both an invaluable resource for the writer or scholar and an irresistible page-turner for the curious browser.
This book is a collection of science fiction stories which include Of Missing Persons, Litterbug, The Winner, The Sentinel etc.
A sterling collection of the best science-fiction stories by the best writers. Complete, unabridged works. Fascinating articles of science fact. Challenging activities that focus on high-level reading skills, writing, and vocabulary. Authors include Isaac Asimov, Carl Sagan, Ray Bradbury, Robert Silverberg, Arthur C. Clarke, Ursula K. Le Guin. The book is organized around six themes: Space Travel, Time Travel, Robots and Artificial Intelligence, Space Aliens or Extraterrestrials, Future People, and Future Worlds.
Back Cover: SCIENCE FICTION IS THE "IN" THING IN THE WORLD TODAY... SCIENCE FICTION IS WHAT'S DOING IN TODAY'S HEADLINES AND TOMORROW'S BIG NEWS... IS THE WORLD OF THE FUTURE, OF ROCKETS, OF FAR-OFF PLANETS... Interested in time travel? Space flight? Utopias? Cosmic catastrophes? Bug-eyed monsters? Atomic energy? Eternal life? Your own super-scientific future? This book will tell you what science fiction is all about. "Lundwall presents both a history of science fiction and a commentary. He covers it in all its aspects: books, magazines, comics, fans and fandom, juvenilia, series characters, and literary giants... Reading him is educational, stimulating, and exciting. I commend this book to everyone who reads science fiction or who wants to know more about it." --DONALD A. WOLLHEIM
This challenging and stimulating Science course has been reviewed by the ISEB subject editor and covers the content of both Levels 1 and 2 of the 13+ Chemistry exam. Designed for pupils in Years 7 and 8, it is an indispensable resource that lays the foundations for Common Entrance success. - Explores every Level 1 and 2 topic with clear explanations and examples - Includes topic-based exercises and extension questions - Builds on previous study with preliminary knowledge sections - Suitable for ISEB 13+ Mathematics Common Entrance exams taken from Autumn 2017 onwards Also available to purchase from the Galore Park website www.galorepark.co.uk: - Science for Common Entrance: Chemistry Answers - Science for Common Entrance: Biology - Science for Common Entrance: Biology Answers - Science for Common Entrance: Physics - Science for Common Entrance: Physics Answers - Science for Common Entrance 13+ Exam Practice Answers - Science for Common Entrance 13+ Exam Practice Questions - Science for Common Entrance 13+ Revision Guide
Learn about life over time and earth's organisms in this great science book.
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