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Regardless of the subtitle, this isn't the center quantity of an extended alphabetically sequence, yet a stand-alone anthology of nineteen unique experiences. students of scientific, environmental, and social sciences disguise the overuse of antibiotics at the farm; international matters pertaining to genetically transformed plants; the technology, tradition, and heritage of hormone substitute remedy and menopause; and smallpox and bioterrorism. Their aim is to aid readers take into consideration the problems relating to how technological know-how and know-how have an effect on their day-by-day lives.

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FEMS Microbiology Reviews 26:3–16. Salyers, Abigail. d. Agricultural use of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance in human pathogens: Is there a link? htm (accessed April 21, 2000). ———. 2000. Personal communication. August 15. Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance. 2001. A public health action plan to combat antimicrobial resistance. htm (accessed March 17, 2004). S. Department of Agriculture. 2002. National organic program. html (accessed March 17, 2004). S. Department of Agriculture. Agricultural Research Service.

Humility in observational studies (in letters). Science 297 (September 27): 2208. Torassa, Ulysses. 2002. Warnings from the scientific community: Estrogenprogestin risk took decades to uncover; small danger to individual women hid larger pattern. San Francisco Chronicle, July 14, p. A3. Weigel, L. , D. B. Clewell et al. 2003. Genetic analysis of a high-level vancomycin-resistant isolate of Staphylococcus aureus. Science 302 (5650): 1569–71. Wickelgren, Ingred. 2003. Brain researchers try to salvage estrogen.

But, unfortunately, things are not this easy. Social scientists have been studying what are called “scientific controversies” for quite some time (Collins 1981; Mazur 1981; Nelkin 1979). This includes debates about supersonic passenger aircraft, nuclear winter, genetic engineering, solar neutrinos, continental drift, greenhouse effect, cancer treatments, and microwave radiation. Some of these controversies largely occur between specialist scientists, such as between physicists who hold different views about gravity waves (Collins 1985).

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