Science, knowledge, and nature; Cornell University lecture, Natural Resources 407 (2003-10-02)
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Allen Wood Relativism, indoctrination in K-12 schools, Ian Barbour, what motivates scientists, William Leiss The Domination of Nature, science as knowledge for knowledge's sake (middle ages) vs. knowledge for the sake of domination of nature (modern era), the value of the scientific practice of viewing nature as value-free, the intuitive fear of the power of technology, Francis Bacon, Bertrand Russell Icarus, or the Future of Science, Mircea Eliade The Forge and the Crucible alchemy and modern science, mining and metallurgy, the Faustus legend, discussion.
Lecture was recorded on a Lapel Microphone, using a Sony Minidisk Recorder (Exceptional Lecture).
Religion; Ethics; Environment