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Death of Science?

Death of Science?
Bruce Craven, November 2003 

                                                                                               

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Reader in mathematics at University of Melbourne until retirement. Still active in mathematical research and writing.

Abstract

 

What circumstances led to the development of science in Europe? Do these circumstances still exist? Why did science start in other civilizations, then come to a halt?
The scientific enterprise will not automatically continue in our changed social climate. Some scientific leaders should put as much effort to influence public opinion, as they do to raise funds. Scientists must show concern about the use, or misuse, of their knowledge. And some imagination is needed on how to interest the younger generation in science.

Key words

External factors for science, can science continue?

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