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University of California, Davis

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Acknowledgment Ted Wun, M.D., F.A.C.P., UC Davis
Contacts Wun, M.D., F.A.C.P., Professor of Medicine, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology
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Materials Provided PowerPoint? Lecture Presentation (28 slides)
Title The Scientist and Society
Topics Description This excellent presentation looks at the interconnected relationship that today's scientist has with society. The presentation covers a historical span of the origins of science and an overview of philosophical movements (i.e., Modern Science, Humanists, and the Enlightenment), and the great philosophers and scientists (i.e., Aristotle, Boyle, Bacon, Descartes, Newton, Darwin, de Vinci, Copernicus, Galileo, Vesalius, and Pauling) that have contributed to the pursuit of scientific knowledge as we know it today.

As scientific knowledge has emerged it has come at a high cost to society, and today’s scientist has a responsibility to advocate for the pursuit of knowledge to find cures for diseases (i.e., cancer, HIV), but also for the protection of public interest. The advances in science can cause both positive and potentially negative changes within societies, the environment, and future wars.

How do we apply the wisdom of the great philosophers and scientists of the past to make correct decisions on funding health priorities of today? How do we make equitable funding decisions about spending federal research dollars to study: HIV, Breast cancer, Prostate cancer, Lung disease, Alzheimer’s, Diabetes, Autism, etc.? Is there a single approach to make correct funding decisions about the serious diseases we face today? The responsibility of today’s scientists to interact with and on behalf of the needs of society has probably never been greater than it is today.

This presentation also includes four case studies for discussion.

Comments: This is an excellent PowerPoint? presentation
Keywords Ancient Greece; Chemistry; Economics; Enlightenment; Father of Molecular Biology; Greek Intellectual Life; Hard Science; Harvey Itano; Humane Genome Project; Humanistic Subjects; Humanities; Hydrogen Bomb; Intelligent Design; Liberal Education; Linus Pauling; Manhattan Project; McCarthy? Era; Minimization of Suffering; Natural Philosophy; Natural Selection; Nature of the Chemical Bond; Newton; Nobel Prize; Nuclear Testing; Nuclear Weapons; Physicians for Social Responsibility; Political; Rachel Carson; Recombinant DNA; Renaissance; Robert Oppenheimer; Science; Scientific Revolution; Sickle Cell Disease; Silent Spring; Sociology; Socratic Method; Soft Science; The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy; Union of Concerned Scientists; War
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Topic Human Subjects, Collaborative Science, Other
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