Search Results for: Science and Technology Studies

Tame and Wicked Problems

Reiner Grundmann has a new paper on The rightful placeful of expertise. It’s rather long, but there were a couple of things I wanted to highlight, and it gives me chance to try and stress something I was trying to … Continue reading

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A defense of science?

Susan highlighted a New York Times article about Bruno Latour, that I had actually seen and had been considering writing about. I have written about Bruno Latour before and I’m still not sure what to make of this article. One … Continue reading

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STS: All talk and no walk?

In my previous post I discussed a paper by Harry Collins, and colleagues, that is mainly a response to an editorial by Sergio Sismondo. Collins et al. argue that Science and Technology Studies (STS) must take some responsibility for today’s … Continue reading

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STS as science or politics?

I came across a paper by Harry Collins, Robert Evans, and Martin Weinel called STS as science or politics? For those who don’t know, STS stands for Science and Technology Studies and I have written about it before. I haven’t … Continue reading

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The value of social science

Since I’ve written about Science and Technology Studies (STS) before, I thought I would comment on the formation of a new group called Association for Studies in Innovation Science and Technology. I encountered it in a Nature column called Recognise … Continue reading

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Certainty and meaning?

There’s a new paper in Nature Climate Change by Greg Hollin and Warren Pearce called Tension between scientific certainty and meaning complicates communication of IPCC reports. You can read more about it in this Making Science Public post. Let me … Continue reading

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What is science and why should we care? — Part I

Originally posted on Scientia Salon:
by Alan Sokal I propose to share with you a few reflections about the nature of scientific inquiry and its importance for public life. At a superficial level one could say that I will be…

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An STS perspective

I saw something a while ago that I been thinking about and thought I would write a short post in the hopes of clarifying my understanding (which is sorely lacking). The suggestion was that all those involved with climate change … Continue reading

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Why should anyone care?

Steve Fuller, who is a sociologist at the University of Warwick, recently wrote an article in the Guardian called Science has always been a bit post-truth. I thought it was confused. Others were somewhat blunter I have rarely read a … Continue reading

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Has there been a “pause”?

Reiner Grundmann, who is a Professor of Science and Technology Studies at the University of Nottingham, yesterday tweeted the following statement and question. I think climate scientists should make up their mind: either there is a ‘pause’ in temp rise … Continue reading

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