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Science And Technology As "Public Knowledge"
Author(s): F.Karl Willenbrock
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Paper Abstract

In a small book entitled "Public Knowledge, an Essay Concerning the Social Dimension of Science,"* a well-known theoretical physicist, John H. Ziman, points out that science is not "merely published knowledge or information." He argues that "its facts and theories must survive a period of critical study and testing by other competent and interested individuals." It is not until general acceptance has been gained that facts and theories merit the classification as science. Thus to add to the body of knowledge in science requires "a consensus of rational opinion over the widest possible field."**

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 1984
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0474, Electro-Culture 1984, (28 August 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.942476
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F.Karl Willenbrock, Southern Methodist University (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0474:
Electro-Culture 1984
Jeff Bogumil, Editor(s)

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