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The Salvador E. Luria Papers

Title:
The Challenge and Its Roots pdf (1,407,096 Bytes) ocr (30,514 Bytes)
The Challenge and Its Roots
Description:
The subject of Luria's Penrose Memorial Lecture was the relationships between science, technology, and responsibility. He specifically questioned why so many had begun to distrust science and technology. He believed this distrust to have been fueled by events of the world wars, and the advent of "nuclear terror," which shattered the "illusion of a smooth future of progress." He further noted that genetic manipulation that might be possible with further advances raised fears among many ranging from the ability to select the sex of one's child, the possibility of genetic weapons, or the ability to "create races of enslaved morons or of ruling supermen." Luria argued that by rejecting technological and scientific development outright, critics miss the real target: "the ills of society," noting that the real problems of men were social and political.
Number of Image Pages:
25 (1,407,096 Bytes)
Date Supplied:
20 April 1972
Creator:
[Luria, Salvador E.]
Source:
Original Repository: American Philosophical Society. Library. Salvador Luria Papers
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Daniel D. Luria.
Reproduced with permission of the American Philosophical Society.
Exhibit Category:
Later Career: Teacher and Administrator, 1972-1991
Unique Identifier:
QLBBJB
Document Type:
Lectures
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Works by Luria, 1938-1987
Folder: "Slippery When Wet: Being an Essay on Science, Technology, and Responsibility"--Lecture at American Philosophical Society, 20 Apr. 1972
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2005-08-12
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