Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition, by Jenée Wilde and Steve Rust

Beginnings

Rationale

Overview of Content

Introduction: Reading, Reasoning, and Writing about Science, by James Crosswhite, Professor of Rhetoric and Composition at the University of Oregon

Excerpt from Reading, Reasoning, and Writing About Science

Unit 1: Defining Science

Introduction

Readings

“Science and Pseudo-Science”

“Weaving Traditional Ecological Knowledge into Biological Education: A Call to Action”

“Yes, Science is Political”

From Against Method: Outline of an Anarchistic Theory of Knowledge

Unit 2: Interpreting Science

Introduction

Readings

“The Egg and the Sperm: How Science Has Constructed a Romance Based on Stereotypical Male-Female Roles”

“Unnatural Selection: How Racism Warps Scientific Truths”

“Pluto, Perception & Planetary Politics”

“Natural Enemies: Metaphor or Misconception?”

Unit 3: Global Science

Introduction

Readings

“When the East Meets the West: The Future of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the 21st Century”

“Climate Change and the Significance of Religion.”

Black Pantherand the Politics of Afrofuturism”

“Minds of Their Own: Animals are Smarter Than You Think”

Unit 4: Science, Anomalies, and Skepticism

Introduction

Readings

“Separating the Pseudo from Science”

“Two Wrongs Make A Right: Using Pseudoscience and Reasoning Fallacies to Complement Primary Literature.”

“The Perspective of Anomalistics”

“An Anomalistic Psychologist”

“Abuses of Skepticism”

Unit 5: The Scientific Imagination

Introduction

Readings

“Outrage Intensifies Over Claims of Gene-Edited Babies”

Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus: Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds

Alternative Table of Contents

The Limits of Knowledge, “Facts and Fictions”

Frankenstein and Prometheus, “Metaphors and Monstrosity”

Un/Doing Knowledge, “Anything Goes?”

 

 

 

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