As you think about drinking water, do some research on a new form of energy production-Fracking. What is fracking? How does it effect the environment?
Here is a story to start:
As we think about the relationship between government, lobbyists and science, we need to
understand the concept of ‘the power elite’. Do some research on C.Wright Mill’s notion of the
power elite. To whom is it referring? Do we see evidence of the power elite today?
Do some research and tell us what you find!
What impact does the politicization of science have on our country? Does it impact the
production of knowledge? The use of knowledge? Does it impact technological development?
Medical development? Does it impact our health?
And lastly, how do other industrialized countries handle science? Is it politicized?
As you think about how science and technology have changed our lives, do some research on
the term McDonaldization.. What is McDondalizaation? Who benefits from it? How has it
changed our lives? Is it good or bad?
Check out this site: http://www.umsl.edu/~rkeel/010/mcdonsoc.html
How does the internet impact McDonalization? Does it increase it? Challenge it? Should we
call the way in which the internet is changing our world ‘Googlization"?