How does Dacy explain the connections between scientific study and cultural beliefs and values? How does the concept of formal science relate to his position? What are some of the cultural applications of science?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 17, 2018, 3:31 am ad1c9bdddf
Dacey on Science and Culture
Austin Dacey's 2004 essay 'Science and the Public: Is Science Making Us More Ignorant?' is a critical effort in that it proposed for science in context with social life. He proposed that it is high time for science and 'the public'/society to integrate. Science, he believes, is just a little out of reach of the social sphere making science and society separate elements when in fact they should be tied together. He declared (2004),
"Is science making us more ignorant? Surely, scientific knowledge is increasing... the scientific ignorance of laypeople increases with each increase in specialists' knowledge, since most laypeople can't keep abreast of advancing science."
" Throughout most of human history, people have gotten a handle on such questions by way of common sense, religion, philosophy, literature and art, educational and civil institutions, and assumptions embedded in natural language itselfâ?"in short, by way of their culture...Emerging science clearly speaks to central cultural questions...This is an opportunity for a new line of inquiry..."
"We are familiar with the idea that science has technological and medical ...
The solution looks at the essay by Austen Dacy on the topic of the relationship between scientific study and cultural beliefs/values. The topic of formal science and cultural applications of science is also discussed.Refetences are listed.
Anthropology: Archaeology stereotypes
I am not understanding the questions and the relationship between stereotypes and archaeology. Here are the questions:
Stereotypes in archaeology. What are the stereotypes of archaeology and
archaeologists? What are the central themes that permeate fictional portrayals and the popular
media? What are archaeologists usually doing, where are they doing it, and why? What does the
popular/typical archaeologist look like? Where do our stereotypes of these characters come from?
What aspects from the history of archaeology contribute to these images? Why is archaeology so