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By Michael J. Hyde, James A. Herrick

ISBN-10: 160258687X

ISBN-13: 9781602586871

Technological know-how, rhetoric, and conversing in regards to the post-human future.


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This incorrect and scientifically unverifiable account was widely picked up and re-reported by other Web-based news fAith in science f 37 outlets, including several with staff writers having scientific expertise that should have been sufficient to halt the spread of incorrect information had any attempt been made to verify it. 89 The misleading reports were corrected and/or withdrawn before they reached major news outlets and print media. This demonstrates how easy it is to slip into the therapeutic misconception—and how our faith in scientific progress makes not only patientsubjects but everyone in society susceptible to it.

First, the 38 g A fter the Genome complexity and diversity of the field means that there will always be a gap of sorts between the promise it offers and the details of any particular clinical trial. This means that researchers will often have to begin with the assumption that the therapeutic misconception is influencing not only the hopes of potential subjects but even their own expectations and those of the rest of the research team. However, careful conversation, both in public and with potential subjects,93 can make important progress in clarifying and extending public understanding.

I. Joe on the front lines of the cold war. Government support for science was implemented through the wartime establishment of the national Defense Research Committee and Office of Science Research and Development, forerunners of the national Science Foundation, and through initiatives like the national Defense Education Act of 1958 (which helped fund my wife’s graduate education in French). 2 But while science and scientists now had unprecedented access to support, it was in some ways a real Faustian bargain, for now scientists were becoming agents of a vast “military-industrial complex,” which President Dwight Eisenhower warned about in the closing address of his presidency.

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