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The formation of political science was, on both sides of the Atlantic, a project intended to wield the authority of science.
Science, argued the American Jesse Macy, was a method of communal discipline that banished "all liars, blunderers, and all who had a disposition to believe a false report." Finally, method was an important marker of science.
Both in the universities, where political science had to compete with the other new social sciences to gain legitimacy, and in the public arena where their prescriptions had to compete with myriad political voices, objectivity was the clearest warrant of scientific expertise and professionalism.
www.igs.berkeley.edu /publications/par/fall2002/anglo.htm   (1768 words)

 Chapter I - The Founding of Science Service - Part IV, Masters Thesis of David Rhees, 1979   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Science Service was the product of the fortuitous conjunction of two separate proposals for popularizing science, one from a group of scientists in Washington, D.C., and the other from wealthy newspaper publisher E. Scripps in California.
Thus, for Scripps, science was the guardian of the democratic way of life, and he believed, with William Ritter, that its "spirit" and "mental attitude" must be impressed upon the common man in order to guarantee domestic and international [sic] tranquillity.
Science Service was this organization, the expression of E. Scripps' fears for the fate of democracy, his faith in the innate educability of the masses, and his belief that science was the key to progress.
americanhistory.si.edu /collections/scienceservice/thesis/rone4.htm   (1421 words)

 1920   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
March 31 - Government of Ireland Act 1920 is presented in British parliament.
April 4 - Jerusalem pogrom of April, 1920 — Violence between Arabic and Jewish resident in Jerusalem — governor declares the state of siege
The first broadcast was the results of the U.S. presidential election, 1920.
www.bidprobe.com /en/wikipedia/1/19/1920.html   (1632 words)

 ms30: Project 2
Science in American Life explores the developments in science during the 20th century that have changed and challenged American society.
Central to this section was, of course, the atomic bomb: development of the bomb, the dropping on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the ensuing nuclear arms race.
The theme of this section was science's increasing visibility and public reaction to it.
www.otal.umd.edu /~vg/msf97/ms30/good/old2.html   (2446 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The science course did not appeal to students for the first few years in which it was available but it became more popular with time.
As Dickinson's student body grew great during the period, the percentage of students whose focus was related to science, whether it be as the Philosophical course or the Science course, showed a strong increase from the nineteenth century.
While the number of students who focused on science studies at Dickinson increased over the nineteenth century and into the twentieth century, there is not a similar parallel in the increase of students going on to work in science fields after their years at Dickinson.
www.dickinson.edu /~lamsone/majorproject.html   (1168 words)

 Science and the Canadian Arctic: A Century of Exploration, 1818-1920 And Barcelona & Catalonia (Anniversary) by ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Science and the Canadian Arctic: A Century of Exploration, 1818-1920 And Barcelona and Catalonia (Anniversary) by Roger Williams, ISBN 0789494310
This is a study of the nature and role of science in the exploration of the Canadian Arctic.
Professor Levere focuses on the imperialistic dimensions and nationalistic aspirations that informed arctic science, and situates its rise in the context of economic and military history of nineteenth and early twentieth century Europe and North America.
laughingangels.com /canadian.htm   (225 words)

 Search Results
In science, the few must dictate opinion to the many; in literature, the many, sooner or later, force their judgment on the few.
Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today -- but the core of science fiction, its essence has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all.
Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not.
creativequotations.com /cgi-bin/sql_search3.cgi?keyword=asimov&boolean=and&frank=all&field=all&database=all   (1883 words)

 Writing.Com: Science Fiction Genre
Science fiction in the literary field is distinguished from other fiction not by the employment of gadgetry or by the ability of the writer, but through its exploration of ideas.
Science fiction is one attempt to understand the knowledge and the social change brought about by this technological boom.
Science fiction is that literary form created by the imagination as it attempted to relate man to the new models of the universe described by science and to the new possibilities suggested by technology.
www.writing.com /view/228363   (2552 words)

 IS 531: Social Science Information: Political Science Lecture Notes
Political science is the study of government (the state) and the structure and activities of the state.
is that branch of the science of a statesman concerned with "preserving the system of natural liberty by artfully studying the linkages between the economy and the state." This is a moral science concerned with the greater good.
Public administration had begun as a field within political science, but gradually separate departments were developed to "train the civil servants who were charged with implementing the policies decreed by the legislatures." Much intellectual content was borrowed from the growing field of management science (in business colleges) beginning in the 1920s.
web.utk.edu /~wrobinso/531_lec_pol.html   (5229 words)

 Science and Scientists
In a world where science and religion have sometimes been at odds, Latter-day Saints stand out for their positive attitudes toward science and their high proportion of involvement in scientific careers.
Their experience in those early decades included constantly moving from place to place, struggling with persecution and economic loss, carrying the message of the restored gospel to the nations of the earth, and establishing new communities on the American frontier.
A thorough analysis of state-by-state contributions to science from 1920 to 1960 found that Utah led all other states by a wide margin in the proportion of its university graduates who eventually received doctoral degrees in science (Hardy, p.
www.lightplanet.com /mormons/daily/education/science_scientists.htm   (1481 words)

 Science Education Chapter 1
Many of these individuals are enjoying the satisfaction of having a substantial impact on science education, and their efforts are being lauded by local teachers and students.
High schools typically have science teachers who are well versed in the content they are teaching, but are frequently eager for help in areas such as science applications and new developments, as well as in loans of or assistance with specialized equipment and experiments.
High school students who have not burned their bridges in the area of science frequently need help that is more oriented toward understanding content, applications, and relationships between science topics and career and college choices.
www.nas.edu /rise/chap1.htm   (6805 words)

The Southwestern Social Science Association, the oldest regional social science association in the United States, was founded as the Southwestern Political Science Association by members of the University of Texas Department of Government in December 1919.
Although a distinct entity in itself, the Southwestern Social Science Association consists of a number of disciplinary regional social science associations, each of which holds annual meetings, elects officers, and conducts business in concert with the larger organization.
The organization's decision-making body is its executive committee, which consists of a president, president-elect, vice president, and other officers elected by its general membership, as well as nine or more representatives elected by the members of the disciplinary associations affiliated with the association.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/SS/nns4.html   (683 words)

 Measurement And Statistics On Science And Technology : 1920 To The Present   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Governments and researchers from industrial countries have been measuring science and technology for more than seventy years.
This book provides the first comprehensive account of the attempts to measure science and technology output in Western countries and the successes and shortcomings of historical weighing systems.
Godin guides readers through the historical moments that led to the development of statistics on science and technology and also examines the socio-political dynamics behind social measurement.
www.allbookstores.com /book/0415341043   (205 words)

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Conference on science and the politcs of science from the late years of the German Empire to the early years of the FRG and GDR
Research into history and fate of scholars of the Friedrich Wilhelm University who were persecuted and expelled from the university between 1933 and 1945 for political and racist reasons.
Publication of the proceedings of the conference "Science and the Politics of Science"
www.hu-berlin.de:54321 /forschung/fdb/english/PG/PG282.html   (277 words)

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Rather than treat the histories of science and technology as being identical with the histories of ideas, practitioners of science and technology studies have begun to examine how the very materials through which knowledge is made affect its character and content.
Just as there is are multiple ways of seeing among researchers in the sciences and engineering disciplines, so are there multiple ways of understanding visual culture and representation in our own field.
"Science in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction: Moral and Epistemic Relations between Diagrams and Photographs " Biology and Philosophy 6 (1991): 205-26 Prodger in IS Silverman, Robert J. "The Stereoscope and Photographic Depiction in the 19th Century." Technology and Culture (1993).
www.nvgc.vt.edu /sts/STS_6674_spring2004.doc   (1455 words)

 Information Science 1920
Science Service, at the National Academy of Science in Washington, DC, is established to disseminate scientific information.
Carnegie Corporation funds the establishment of the Graduate Library School at the University of Chicago.
Principal purpose of the school is to be research oriented and to operate a Ph.D. program in library science (Buckland, 1996).
www.libsci.sc.edu /bob/istchron/ISCNET/ISC1920.HTM   (597 words)

 ms30: Project 2
This period focused on the increasing prominence of science in American culture and society.
Anyhow, "truth" is a dangerous term in science and it is presumptuous to use it so freely, especially when a large percentage of visitors may disagree.
Central to this period was, of course, the atomic bomb: development of the bomb, the dropping on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the ensuing nuclear arms race.
www.otal.umd.edu /~vg/msf97/ms30/good/project2.html   (2786 words)

 Science, a social product?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The story begins in the twenties, when soviet politicians tried to create a new type of science, a science that was no longer done by the sons of the bourgeoisie, but by the sons and daughters of the working class.
One of the defenders of the 'old-fashioned' science was Nobel prize winner Pawlow (1849–1936), famous for studying reflexes in dogs.
Science and politics: Hans Stubbe and the Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research at Gatersleben
www.vaccinationnews.com /DailyNews/August2002/ScienceSocial29.htm   (619 words)

 1921 in science   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The year 1921 CE in science and technology
See also: 1920 in science, other events of 1921, 1922 in science and the list of years in science.
Thomas Midgley discovers the effective anti-knocking properties of Tetra-ethyl lead, which is used in "leaded" gasoline (petrol).
www.bidprobe.com /en/wikipedia/1/19/1921_in_science.html   (117 words)

 History of Christian Science
Christian Science was first introduced to Perth in November 1904 by two students from Sydney.
On the 4th May, 1920, Christian Science Society, Perth, became First Church of Christ, Scientist Perth, being recognized by The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., having complied with the requirements laid down in the Manual of The Mother Church by Mary Baker Eddy.
These buildings were completed about 1866 - a year of particular interest to Christian Scientists as Mary Baker Eddy describes this as the year in which she discovered "the system that she denominated Christian Science" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy P viii).
www.fccsp.asn.au /FCCSP8.html   (704 words)

 Science And Invention   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
First published as ELECTRICAL EXPERIMENTER, the name was changed to SCIENCE AND INVENTION in 1920; the last issue was published in August 1931.
The August 1923 and August 1924 issues are considered by some to have been the "first" science-fiction magazines published in the twentieth century.
Beginning with the March 1926 issue, the Gernsback magazine THE EXPERIMENTER was merged into SCIENCE AND INVENTION and given a subtitle on the cover.
www.magazineart.org /general/technical/scienceinvention   (449 words)

 Science Fiction
To use the very edge of our knowledgeble science and theories, and with its help build stories and adventures that are played out in the future.
Please do read my article and study the illustrations along with the Science Fiction-gallery (the illustrations are not placed here as they would slow the pages down).
"Science fiction is a branch of the fanatasy-litterature that are recognized by the fact that it facilitates the readers voluntarily will to put aside its scepsis by placing the stress on a scientific credibility in its vivid speculations of science, space, time, socilology and philosphy.
www.ufo.se /ufofiles/issue_4/sf_uk.html   (1153 words)

 Christian Science
Christian Science continues to uphold her belief that Jesus revealed to people their illusion of illness and thus cured them, even though she was not cured and sought out a medicinal illusion.
In divine Science, where prayers are mental, all may avail themselves of God as “a very' present help in trouble.” Love is impartial and universal in its adaptation and bestowals.
Their publications are The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Sentinel, The Christian Science Journal, The Herald of Christian Science, published in 12 foreign languages as well as in English Braille; (which seems to be an oxymoron from their own beliefs) and The Christian Science Quarterly, containing the Bible lessons studied daily by Christian Scientists.
www.letusreason.org /Cults18.htm   (8674 words)

 A Science Odyssey: People and Discoveries: Electric consumer appliances proliferate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
A booming economy, after several years of "saving for the war effort," made the United States ripe for the explosion of consumer goods and technology that shaped the 1920s.
Radios came with speakers instead of headsets (and there were regularly broadcast programs since KDKA began in 1920).
While science entered more and more intimidating realms of abstraction, what with general relativity and the uncertainty principle, technology seemed more and more accessible as people mastered the use of machinery in their homes.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/aso/databank/entries/dt20ap.html   (272 words)

Most states did not have a separate elementary science curriculum guide until the 1940's, this was do to the resistance of the Committee of Fifteen to young children studying the scientific method(Longstreet 1993).
In 1920 science was still having to justify itself in the curriculum.
A curriculum called Science Place, a hands-on, inquiry based curriculum was developed but educators say it is doomed because teachers are not trained on how to use the new curriculum.
www.selu.edu /Academics/Faculty/nadams/educ692/science.html   (2550 words)

 Frank R. Paul Gallery
More often that not, it is the scale, the feeling of being completely overwhelmed by an enormous object or event that conveys the "sense of wonder" in science fiction.
According to Bleiler, the last is a short-short, with footage of the flying saucers carrying off the buildings appearing on a TV, greatly upsetting the viewers.
The cover was painted by Frank R. Paul, an artist whose skill at depicting scientifically advanced marvels set the style for the science fiction of the decade.
www.frankwu.com /Paul-8.html   (899 words)

 WS/FCS High School Registration
The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County schools are participating in a National Science Foundation grant that seeks to give every student the capacity to major in science, engineering or math in college.
Students are strongly encouraged to complete upper-level math and science courses to meet this objective.
Study science in an interdisciplinary approach developing critical thinking and problem solving.
mts.admin.wsfcs.k12.nc.us /academic/Hshbk/hshbk4j.html   (420 words)

 smithinst   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Science Services was created in 1920 to popularize science.
Science Services offered a weekly science page, daily feature articles, short news items, and a feature series to newspapers and magazines.
Consists of records documenting the daily activities of Science Service and the professional activities of Edwin E. Slosson and Watson Davis; Unarranged, with the following apparent divisions: 1.
www.asis.org /Features/Pioneers/smithinst.htm   (181 words)

 1974 Smithsonian Archives Story, Science Service Historical Image Collection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Science Service was established in 1920 through the efforts of E. Scripps in collaboration with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the National Academy of Sciences, and the National Research Council.
In 1920 Scripps met with representatives of the AAAS, NAS and NRC in an attempt to pool resources.
Watson Davis (1896-1967) was appointed Managing Editor of Science Service in 1921, and became Editor of the Science News Letter in 1922.
americanhistory.si.edu /collections/scienceservice/story   (316 words)

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